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March 12, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Men's singles top seed Peter Gade of Denmark bowed out of the All-England Open badminton championships late yesterday after he lost a third round match to Malaysia's Ong Ewe Hock 15-8, 8-15 and 15-9. Less than hour later, his teammate, Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen, the 1996 Olympic champion and two-time All-England titleholder, went down to defeat at the hands of the lightly regarded Chen Hong, a Chinese player just out of the junior ranks. Hoyer lost 15-10 and 15-7.

The defeat of the top-seed and of Hoyer-Larsen means there are no more Danes left in the running for the men's singles title. World champion Peter Rasmussen was injured two weeks ago at the European Thomas Cup preliminaries and the other top Danish entry, Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen, is also injured and did not enter the tournament.

Second-seed Sun Jun of China takes on the role of favorite with Gade and Hoyer gone and defending champion Dong Jiong, also of China, back at home recovering from a knee injury. Sun beat Wong Choon Hann of Malaysia with some ease 15-2 and 15-8 to move into the quarterfinals.

Former champion Heryanto Arbi of Indonesia also is into the next round. Arbi defeated Chen Gang of China 17-14 and 15-11.

Another former champion, Ardy Wiranata, did not make it though. He suffered an injury late into the third game of his match with Jeroen van Dijk of the Netherlands and was not able to continue with the score at 13-14. The two had split the first two games with van Dijk taking the opener 15-10 and the Indonesian winning the second 12-15.

In women's singles, Susi Susanti, an All-England titleholder many times over, was felled by China's Zhang Ning in a 45-minute third round battle 5-11, 11-2 and 6-11. Top seed Ging Zhichao of China went through to the quarterfinals, beating Kelly Morgan of Wales 11-4 and 11-7. However, she has tough opposition ahead as her quarterfinal opponent is Kim Ji Hyun of Korea who has defeated her two tournaments in a row, at the Asian Uber Cup preliminaries three weeks ago and at the Swedish Open this past weekend.

Kim beat Takako Ida of Japan 12-11 and 11-7 to book her place in the elite eight.

Defending champion and second seed Ye Zhaoying of China is also in the next round. She beat Lee Joo Hyun of Korea easily 11-3 and 11-6.

European champion and third seed Camilla Martin of Denmark defeated the Indonesian player Meiluawati 11-2 and 11-4 to join Gong and Ye in the quarters.

SOme of yesterday's results:

Men's Singles
Second Round
Peter Gade Christensen (Denmark) beat Fung Permadi (Taiwan) 15-5 15-13; Sun Jun (China) beat Dicky Palyama (Netherlands) 15-3 15-5; H.Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Peter Janum (Denmark) 15-17 15-5 18-13; Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Abhinn Shyam Gupta (India) 15-4 15-4; Ismail Saman (Malaysia) beat Thomas Sogaard (Denkark) 17-16 15-5; Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat Konstantin Tatranov (Ukraine) 15-4 15-1; Chen Hong (China) beat Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) 15-7 15-13; Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) beat Ruud Kuyten (Belgium) 15-4 15-7; Pulella Gopichand (India) beat Kasper Fangel (Denmark) 15-4 15-1; Wang Choong Hann (Malaysia) beat Darren Hall (England) 15-11 15-1; Jeroen Van Dijk (Netherlands) beat Shinji Ohta (Japan) 15-5 18-13; Ardi Wiranata (Indonesia) beat Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) 11-15 15-4 15-7; Luo Yigang (China) beat Niels Christian Kaldau (Denmark) 10-15 15-5 15-1; Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Mark Constable (England) 15-7 15-3; Chen Gang (China) beat Anders Boesen (Denmark) 8-15 15-8 15-3; Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Jason Wong (Malaysia) 15-3 15-2.

Third Round
Chen Hong (China) beat Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark) 15-10 15-7; Sun Jun (China) beat Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) 15-2 15-8; Arbi (Indonesia) beat Chen Gang (China) 17-14 15-11; Van Dijk (Netherlands) beat Wiranata (Indonesia) 15-10 12-15 14-13 (retired); Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Gade-Christensen (Denmark) 15-8 8-15 15-9; Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia)beat Gopichand (India) 15-8 15-5; Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Saman (Malaysia) 15-10 6-15 15-2; Luo Yigang (China) beat Sidek (Malaysia) 15-3 15-5.

Women's Singles
Second Round
Gong Zhichao (China) beat Mette Sorensen (Denmark) 11-6 11-4; Kelly Morgan (Wales) beat Pei Pei Law (Malaysia) 11-0 11-4; Kim Ji Hyun (South Korea) beat Lonneke Janssen (Netherlands) 11-7 11-4; Mette Pedersen (Denmark) beat Aparna Popat (India) 11-1 12-10; Dai Yun (China) beat Lin Chiu Yin (Taiwan) 11-3 11-2; Camilla Martin (Denmark) beat Sandra Watt (Scotland) 11-1 11-0; Meiluawati (Indonesia) beat Miho Tanaka (Japan) 11-4 11-3; Rhona Robertson (New Zealand) beat Neelima Choudhary (India) 11-4 11-1; Wang Chen (China) beat Tine Rasmussen (Denmark) 11-6 11-8; Zhang Ning (China) beat Anu Weckstrom (Finland) 11-10 11-1; Susi Susanti (Indonesia) beat Kanako Yonekura (Japan) 8-11 11-2 11-3; Lee Joo Hyun (South Korea) beat Saori Itoh (Japan) 7-11 11-6 11-2; Ye Zhaoying (China) beat Ella Karachkova (Russia) 11-3 11-8; Yasuko Mizui (Japan) beat Anne Sondergaard (Denmark) 11-0 11-5; Mia Audina (Indonesia) beat Chihiro Ohsaka (Japan) 11-4 11-1.

Third Round
Martin (Denmark) beat Meiluawati (Indonesia) 11-2 11-4; Kim Ji Hyun (Korea) beat Ida (Japan) 12-11 11-7; Zhang Ning (China) beat Susanti (Indonesia) 11-5 2-11 11-6; Dai Yun (China) beat Pedersen (Denmark) 12-9 7-11 11-1; Wang Chen (China) beat Robertson (New Zealand) 11-6 11-5; Ye Zhaoying (China) beat Lee Joo Hyun (Korea) 11-3 11-6; Gong Zhichao (China) beat Morgan (Wales) 11-4 11-7; (one match - Audina vs Mizui - unreported).