WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: SIGIT AND WIJAYA ROLL ON IN MEN'S DOUBLES 16'S
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May 29, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Men's doubles top-seeds Sigit Budiarto and
Chandra Wijaya of Indonesia continued to make their way forward in the world
badminton world championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Sigit and Wijaya won their
round-of-16 matchup today against Sergej Melnikov and Artur Khachaturyan of
Russia. The top seeds breezed past the Russians in the first game 15-2 and
then let up in the second before winning at 15-8.
Second seeds Cheah Soon Kit and Yap Kim Hock of Malaysia kept pace with the
top seeds with their 15-7 and 17-15 victory over sixteenth seeds Victo Wibowo
and Tony Gunawan of Indonesia.
Olympic champions Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja of Indonesia, seeded third
here, eliminated the ninth seeds from China, Tao Xiaoqiang and Ge Cheng,
15-6 and 15-11.
The fourth seeds, Antonius Iriantho and Denny Kantono were upset by the
Swedish pair of Peter Axelsson and Par-Gunnar Jonsson, seeded eleventh (score
Seventh seeds Nikolaj Zuev and Andrej Antropov of Russia beat Jens Eriksen
and Jesper Larsen of Denmark 15-7 and 18-16.
Eighth seeds Liu Yong and Zhang Wei of China were upended by the twelfth
seeds from Korea, Lee Dong Soo and Yoo Yung Sung, 11-15 and 13-15.
Thirteenth seeds Thomas Stavngaard and Jim Laugessen of Denmark beat Nick
Ponting and John Quinn of England 15-3, 16-18 and 15-13.
Fifteenth seeds Jon Holst-Christensen and Michael Sogaard defeated Bjorn
Siegemund and Michael Helber of Germany 15-8 and 15-4.
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