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July 2, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - China's Dong Jiong, the 1997 All-England Open badminton men's singles champion and the 1996 Olympic Games silver medalist, once again played below his abilities and was upended in today's second round of the four-star Malaysian Open in Penang. Dong, the third-seed at the tournament, was defeated by Indonesian Nunung Subandoro in two games, 10-15 and 4-15. Dong was visibly off-form today and often made mistakes and poor shots which Subandoro capitalized on for point after point.

Dong has had disappointing performances this year, specially at the Thomas Cup Finals this past May where he scraped past Daniel Ericcson of Sweden in three games and lost to Denmark's Kenneth Jonassen in the key fifth match that dropped China into second place in their group.

Top seed Peter Gade of Denmark played better today, beating Peter Knowles of England 15-3 and 15-11. Gade had a scare in the first round yesterday when he had to come back from behind to beat Thai junior player Polsana Boonsak 13-15, 15-13 and 15-7.

Gade said his off-form performance yesterday was because the airconditioning at the Penang International Sports Arena was turned off in the middle of the first game. He said he had gotten upset at the sudden change in drift and his loss of concentration allowed Boonsak to take the first game.

Second seed Ong Ewe Hock of Malaysia also had a good day today after a so-so start in the first round when he was taken to three games by China's Ji Xinpeng 10-15, 15-3, 15-2. Ong defeated Rony Agustinus of Indonesia with some ease 15-7 and 15-5.

Malaysian veteran and sentimental favorite Rashid Sidek also won today. He beat Indonesian up-and-comer Taufik Hidayat 11-15, 15-5 and 15-8.

In men's doubles, Cheah Soon Kit of Malaysia, playing with Yap Wee Meng instead of usual partner Yap Kim Hock, was bounced from the tournament by Koreans Kang Kyung Jin and Ha Tae Kwon, 7-15 and 5-15, in second-round action today.

Some additional results from yesterday:

Men's Doubles
S. Ohta/T. Takehana (Japan) beat Tan Wai Kong/Lim Chin Keong (Malaysia) 15-3, 15-11
Huang Shin Chung/Chen Yu Hsun (Taiwan) beat M. Nichols/M. Hocking (Australia) 18-13, 15-9
Hermono/Hian Eng (Indonesia) beat Chang Kim Wai/Khoo Kok Kheng (Malaysia) 12-15, 15-13, 15-11
S. Siripol/P. Teerawiwatana (Thailand) beat Nazree Mohd/Yogendran (Malaysia) 15-6, 15-1
D. Gilmour/B. Flockhart (Scotland) beat Hsien Meng Hung/Huang Chen Jun (Taiwan) 15-13, 15-3
Chew Choon Eng/Lee Chee Leong (Malaysia) beat Ma Che Kong/Liu Kwok Wah (Hong Kong) 15-10, 15-8
J. Robertson-N. Robertson (England) beat Chuah Beng Yan/Toah Kheng Wah (Malaysia) walkover
Chen Wei/Ji Xinpeng (China) beat Gavin Liew/Yeoh Kay Lun (Malaysia) 15-3, 15-1
Cheah Soon Kit/Yap Wee Meng (Malaysia) beat K. Middlemiss/R. Hogg (Scotland) 15-1, 15-4
Kang Kyung Jin/Ha Tae Kwon (Korea) beat M. Nyau/Fadzli (Brunei) 15-1, 15-4
Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah (Malaysia) beat L. Flandy/A. Lucas (Indonesia) 15-5, 15-7

Some of today's results:

Men's Singles- Second Round
Peter Gade Christensen (Denmark) beat Peter Knowles (England) 15-3, 15-11
Nunung Subandoro (Indonesia) beat Dong Jiong (China) 15-10, 15-4
Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat Yudi Suprayogi (Indonesia) 15-9, 15-9
Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) 11-15, 15-5, 15-8
Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Xia Xuanze (China) 10-15, 18-13, 15-3
Fung Permadi (Taiwan) beat Irwansyah (Indonesia) 8-15, 15-10, 15-9
Chen Hong (China) beat Wong Ewe Mun (Malaysia) 15-4, 18-13
Ismail Samad (Malaysia) beat Fumihiko Machida (Japan) 8-15, 15-3, 15-13
Allan Tai (Malaysia) beat Bruce Flockhart (Scotland) 15-11, 15-9
Chen Wei (China) beat Keita Masuda (Japan) 15-8, 15-8
Yap Yong Jyen (Malaysia) beat Park Tae Sang (Korea) 9-15, 15-9, 15-11
Ng Kean Kok (Malaysia) beat Lim Theam Teow (Malaysia) 15-3, 15-7
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Rony Agustinus (Indonesia) 15-7, 15-5

Women's Singles - Second Round
Carmilla Martin (Denmark) beat Kanwar Manjusha (India) walkover
Yu Hua (China) beat Takako Ida (Japan) 11-5, 11-5
Yao Jie (China) beat Ellen Engelina (Indonesia) 11-6, 11-9
Zhang Ning (China) beat Zarinah Abdullah (Singapore) 11-5, 11-0
Olivia (Indonesia) beat Law Pei Pei (Malaysia) 7-11, 11-4, 11-7
Kelly Morgan (Wales) beat Thitikan Duangsiri (Thailand) 11-2, 11-2
Miko Tanaka (Japan) beat Tracy Hallam (England) 11-7, 11-7

Men's Doubles - Second Round
Liu Yong/Yu Jianhao (China) beat S. Ohta/T.Takehana (Japan) 15-6, 10-15, 15-6
Hermono/Hian Eng (Ind) beat Huang Shin Chung/Chen Yu Hsun (Taiwan) 15-2, 15-8
S.Siripool/P.Teerawiwatana (Thailand) beat D.Gilmour/B.Flockhart (Scotland) 15-6, 15-2
Chew Choon Eng/Lee Chee Leong (Malaysia) beat J.Robertson/N.Robertson (England) 15-7, 18-13
Jens Eriksen/Jesper Larsen (Denmark) beat Chen Wei/Ji Xinpeng (China) 15-11, 15-1
Kang Kyung Jin/Ha Tae Kwon (Korea) beat Cheah Soon Kit/Yap Wee Meng (Malaysia) 15-7, 15-5
Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah (Malaysia) beat I.Pearson/J.Anderson (England) 15-5, 15-3

Mixed Doubles - Second Round
M.Sogard/R.Olsen (Denmark) beat M.Beres/K.Solmundson (Canada) 15-6, 15-1
N.Robertson/J.Davies (England) beat Chan Chong Ming/Joanne Quay (Malaysia) 15-7, 15-13
Imam Tohari Imam/E. Ermawati(Indonesia) beat Yang Ming/Huang Nanyan (China) 15-3, 18-13
Darryl Yung/R.Hermitage (Canada) beat J.Mailer/A.Blanchflower (Scotland) walkover
Bambang Suprianto/R. Riseu (Indonesia) beat Seiichi Watanabe/Haruko Matsuda (Japan) 15-4, 15-8
Ha Tae Kwon/Chung Jae Hee (Korea) beat Zhang Jun/Yang Wei (China) 15-9, 15-12
Chew Choon Eng/Lim Pek Siah (Malaysia) beat R.Blair/F.Sneddon (Scotland) 15-6, 14-17, 15-8