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September 16, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Ong Ewe Hock of Malaysia, the top seed in the men's singles event at the 1998 Commonwealth Games being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, may not be able to recover from a thigh injury in time to contend for an individual event gold medal. According to sources close to the Malaysian team, Ong's thigh injury, which he sustained on Sunday during a team event match against India's Pullela Gopi Chand, is worse than originally diagnosed. The injury is said to be a slight muscle tear instead of a muscle strain and Ong is reportedly unable to use the leg without severe pain.

Ong had a bye in today's first round action but he will have to decide whether he will risk further injury and gut it out or whether he will withdraw from the competition before his second round match against Pakistan's Ali Yar Beg is called.

Following are some of the results of the first day of badminton individual event competition:

Women's Singles
Kelly Morgan (Wales) beat Mara Faletoese (Samoa) 11-0, 11-0
Denyse Julien (Canada) beat Meagan Heale (South Africa) 11-0, 11-2
Michelle Edwards (South Africa) beat Cindy Arthur (Canada) 10-13, 11-2, 11-3
D. Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) beat Terry Leyow (Jamaica) 11-5, 11-1
Dilhani De Silva (Sri Lanka) beat Nigella Saunders (Jamaica) 11-4, 11-3
Aparna Popat (India) beat A. Wilson (Samoa) 11-1, 11-1
Zarinah Abdullah (Singapore) beat Vandanah Seesurun (Mauritius) 11-5, 11-4
Elizabeth Cann (Jersey) beat Jayne Plunkett (Northern Ireland) 11-3, 11-0
Fiona Sneddon (Scotland) beat Solenn Pasturel (Jersey) 11-0, 11-1
Woon Sze Mei (Malaysia) beat Anusha Dajee (Mauritius) 11-0, 11-1
Kellie Lucas (Australia) beat Inoka De Silva (Sri Lanka) 11-5, 11-5
Amanda Carter (New Zealand) beat Kam Boi Joe (Fiji) 11-1, 11-0
Ng Mee Fen (Malaysia) beat Alya Lewis (Jamaica) 11-3, 11-5
Rebecca Pataney (England) beat Jenelle Cudjoe (Trinidad-Tobago) 11-5, 11-2
P.V.V. Lakshmi (India) beat G. Agnes Yee (Fiji) 11-3, 11-2
Renu Chandrika (Sri Lanka) beat Shackerah Cupidon (Jamaica) 11-9, 11-6
Tracey Hallam (England) beat Sabrina Cassie (Trinidad-Tobago) 11-1, 11-1
Julia Mann (England) beat Zeudi Mack (Trinidad-Tobago) 11-0, 11-1
Michaela Smith (Australia) beat Lina Fourie (South Africa) 11-8, 11-7
Gail Osborne (Wales) beat Lucy Burns (Jersey) 11-0, 11-1
Rhona Robertson (New Zealand) beat Katy Howell (Wales) 11-2, 11-0
Manjusha Kanwar (India) beat Amrita Sawaram (Mauritius) 11-1, 11-1
Rayoni Head (Australia) beat Nellie Gordon (Samoa) 11-1, 11-0
Natasha Groves Burke (Wales) beat Claire Henderson (Northern Ireland) 11-7, 11-6
Rebecca Gordon (New Zealand) beat Beverly Tang (Trinidad-Tobago) 11-6, 11-0
Law Pei Pei (Malaysia) beat Sarah Le Moigne (Guernsey) 11-0, 11-1
Li Feng (New Zealand) beat Danielle Le Feuvre (Jersey) 11-9, 11-2
Charmaine Reid (Canada) beat Phylis Gordon (Samoa) 11-1, 11-0
Anne Gibson (Scotland) beat Sarah Hicks (Australia) 11-6, 11-3
Neelima Choudary (India) beat Gillian Martin (Scotland) 11-4, 11-1

Men's Singles
Huzaini Mohd. Salleh (Brunei) beat Filivai Molia (Fiji) 15-3, 15-8
Neale Woodroffe (South Africa) beat Roy Paul (Jamaica) 5-15, 17-14, 15-8
Michael Adams (South Africa) beat Andre Stewart (Jamaica) 15-3, 15-12
Robert Richards (Jamaica) beat Burty James Molia (Fiji) 15-4, 15-1
Denis Constantin (Mauritius) beat Sheldon Caldeira (Trinidad-Tobago) 15-10, 15-0
S. Janaka De Silva (Sri Lanka) beat Mark Leadbeater (Guernsey) 15-5, 15-8
Daron Dasent (Trinidad-Tobago) beat Stanley Mwangulu (Zambia) 15-4, 15-3
Leslie Dewart (Northern Ireland) beat Sebastiao Chicuana (Mozambique) 15-0, 15-7
Peter Knowles (England) beat E Kebairejang (Botswana) 15-5, 15-3
Kambar Amran (Brunei) beat Tebogo Ofentse (Botswana) 15-1, 15-0
John Leung (Wales) beat Mohamed Sharath (Maldives) 15-2, 15-5
Junid Mohamad (Brunei) beat Anthony Arthur (Ghana) 15-10, 15-4
David Geddes (Northern Ireland) beat Alexander Ayim (Ghana) 15-9, 15-6
Mubanga Kaite (Zambia) beat Harold Ndaba (Botswana) 15-4, 15-5
Darren Le Tissier (Guernsey) beat Darron Charles (Trinidad-Tobago) 15-9, 15-6

Mixed Doubles
Gavin Polmans/Monique Ric Hansen (South Africa) beat Ryan Clyde Fong/Liakimoui Mapa (Fiji) 15-2, 15-4
Stephen Beeharry/Marie Pierre (Mauritius) beat David Bamford/Kellie Lucas (Australia) 9-15, 17-16, 17-14
Markose Bristow/Archana Deodhar (India) beat Antonio Garguilo/Nicole Gordon (New Zealand) 15-8, 15-3
Dean Galt/Tammy Jenkins (New Zealand) beat Burty James Molia/Kam Boi Joe (Fiji) 15-4, 15-2
Roy Paul/ Terry Leyow (Jamaica) beat Ganesh Dussain/Vanadah Seesurun (Mauritius) 15-7, 16-13
Andre Stewart/Nigella Saunders (Jamaica) beat Filivai Molia/F. Matlane Cheer (Fiji) 15-8, 15-2
Graham Henderson/Jayne Plunkett (Northern Ireland) beat David Gilmour/Fiona Sneddon (Scotland) 15-9, 15-13
Andrew Groves-Burke/Robin Ashworth (Wales) beat Sheldon Caldeira/Jenelle Cudjoe (Trinidad-Tobago) 15-1, 15-3
Stuart Arthur/Cindy Arthur (Canada) beat Bradley Graham/Alya Lewis (Jamaica) 15-7, 15-0
Denis Constantin/Anusha Dajee (Mauritius) beat Roger Fong/Agnes Yee (Fiji) 15-4, 15-8
Vincent Lobo/Madhumita Bisht (India) Mark Leadbeater/Sarah Le Moigne (Guernsey) 15-4, 15-5
Darryl Yung/Robbyn Hermitage (Canada) beat Daron Dasent/Sabrina Cassie (Trinidad-Tobago) 15-1, 15-5
Darren Le Tisser/Sally Wood (Guernsey) beat S. Janaka De Silva/Inoka De Silva (Sri Lanka) 15-5, 11-15, 17-14
Nathan Robertson/Joanne Davis (England) beat Choong Tan Fook/Lim Pek Siah (Malaysia) 15-9, 9-15, 15-7
Murray Hocking/Amanda Hardy (Australia) beat Charles Pyne/Shackerah Cupidon (Jamaica) 15-1, 15-2
Bryan Moody/Milaine Cloutier (Canada) beat Thushiringa Edrisinghe/Renu Chandrika (Sri Lanka) 15-8, 15-7
Wong Choon Hann/Chor Hoi Yee (Malaysia) beat Julian Robertson/Sara Sankey (England) 15-13, 15-4
Geofrey Bellingham/Rebacca Gordon (New Zealand) beat Anil Seepaul/Zeudi Mack (Trinidad-Tobago) 15-6, 15-4
Yap Kim Hock/Law Pei Pei (Malaysia) beat Palinda Halangoda/Nilmimi Geeganage (Sri Lanka) 15-1, 15-0
Alistair Gatt/Kirsteen McEwan (Scotland) beat Michael Adams/Meagan Heale (South Africa) 15-1, 15-8
Cheah Soon Kit/Joanne Quay (Malaysia) beat Sampath Fernando/Dilhani De Silva (Sri Lanka) 15-2, 15-1
Russell Hogg/Alexis Blanchflower (Scotland) beat Jaseel Ismail/Deepthi Chapala (India) 15-6, 15-8

Women's Doubles
Joanne Quay/Norhassikin Mohd Amin (Malaysia) beat Aemalemaloitia Wilson/Mara Faletoese (Samoa) 15-2, 15-3
Michelle Edwards/Meagen Heale (South Africa) Dilhani De Silva/D. Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) 15-3, 8-15, 15-13

Men's Singles
Mubanga Kaite (Zambia) beat Ryan Clyde Fong (Fiji) 15-3, 15-4
Bradley Graham (Jamaica) beat Huzaini Mohd Salleh (Brunei) 15-8, 15-9
David Geddes (Northern Ireland) beat Ermadena Talip (Brunei) 15-7, 15-9
John Leung (Wales) beat Edouard Clarissie (Mauritius) 15-5, 15-4
Bobby Milroy (Canada) beat Nathan Malpass (Australia) 15-12, 16-17, 15-3
William Chater (Falklands) beat Geraint Lewis (Wales) - walkover
Rae Mun Ong (Australia) beat Johannes Kleingeld (South Africa) 15-12, 12-15, 15-2
Michael Beres (Canada) beat Roger Fong (Fiji) 15-1, 15-0
Wajid Ali (Pakistan) beat Mohamad Junid (Brunei) 9-11 (retired)
Bruce Flockhart (Scotland) beat T. Edrisinghe (Sri Lanka) 15-8, 15-13
Peter Knowles (England) beat Bruce Topping (Northern Ireland) 15-2, 15-3
Nicholas Hall (New Zealand) beat Mamdhoon Rasheed (Maldives) 15-3, 15-1
James Mailer (Scotland) beat Robert Richards (Jamaica) 15-8, 15-13
Amran Kambar (Brunei) beat Stephan Beeharry (Mauritius) 15-7, 14-17, 15-10
Geofrey Bellingham (New Zealand) beat Charles Mensah (Ghana) 15-1, 15-2
Michael Watt (Northern Ireland) beat Michael Adams (South Africa) 15-7, 15-10
Abhinsyam Gupta (India) beat Denis Constantin (Mauritius) 15-9, 15-12
David Gilmour (Scotland) beat Stanley Mwangulu (Zambia) 15-12, 15-11
James Mailer (Scotland) beat Robert Richards (Jamaica) 15-8, 15-13
Richard Vaughan (Wales) beat S. Janaka De Silva (Sri Lanka) 15-0, 6-0 (retired)
Neale Woodroffe (South Africa) beat Ahmad Riyaz (Maldives) 15-6, 15-3
Charles William (Ghana) beat Anil Seepaul (Trinidad-Tobago) 15-11, 15-6
Sampath Fernando (Sri Lanka) beat Darren Le Tissier (Guernsey) 6-15, 15-7, 15-5

Women's Doubles
Elinor Middlemiss/Sandra Watt (Scotland) beat Liakimoui Mapa/Kam Boi Joe (Fiji) 15-1, 15-1
Gail Osborne/Katy Howell (Wales) beat Solenn Pasturel/Lucy Burns (Jersey) 15-6, 15-3