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DENMARK: DANES BEAT CHINA IN TEAM EXHIBITION
October 11, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - A team made up of Denmark's top badminton
players defeated China 4-1 in an exhibition team event held in Svendborg,
World number one men's singles player Peter Gade beat Chinese number three
Dong Jiong 15-10 and 15-3, while European women's singles champion Camilla
Martin lost to world champion Ye Zhaoying 6-11 and 5-11.
In the men's doubles match, Denmark's Jens Eriksen and Jesper Larsen defeated
China's number two pair Zhang Jun and Zhang Wei 15-7, 14-17 and 15-7.
In women's doubles, the Danish pair of Marlene Thomsen and Rikke Olsen beat
1997 world championship silver medalists Qin Yiyuan and Tang Hetian 15-13,
5-15 and 15-5, while in mixed doubles, Michael Sogaard and Rikke Olsen were
victorious over the scratch pairing of Zhang Jun and Qin Yiyuan 15-5 and
The exhibtion team event was a tuneup for the Danish Open badminton tourney
being held in Vejle from October 13 to 18.
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