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SEA Games: Hunt For Individual Badminton Gold Begins

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August 11, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - The hunt for individual medals in badminton at the 20the South East Asian Games in Brunei began today with preliminary round matches in all five events. The gold medal favorites - Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) and Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) in the men's singles, Cindana Hartono (Indonesia) and Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) in women's singles, Flandy Limpele and Eng Hian (Indonesia) in the men's doubles, Chynthia Tuwankotta and Etty Tantri (Indonesia) in the women's doubles, Wahyu Setiawan and Emma Ermawati (Indonesia) - drew byes and will go into action tomorrow.

Following are some of the results of today's matches.

First Round
Men's Singles
Ian Gil Piencenaves (Philippines) beat Ak Noor Rumaizi (Brunei) 15-12, 16-17= , 15-5
Ronny Agustinus (Indonesia) beat Van Loi (Vietnam) 15-8, 15-1
Boonsak Polsana (Thailand) beat Patrick Kim Pong Lau (Singapore) 15-5, 15-13=
Anupap Teeraratsakul (Thailand) beat Melvin Llanes (Philippines) 15-2, 15-2<= br> M. Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Kendric Yen Hui (Singapore) 15-6, 15-1
Arman Kambar (Brunei) beat Nguyen Phu Cuong (Vietnam) 15-6, 15-6

Women's Singles
Satinee Changkrajangwong (Thailand) beat Le Thi Kim Anh (Vietnam) 11-4, 11-2=
Ng Mee Fen (Malaysia) beat Winnie Lim (Philippines) 11-3, 11-2

Men's Doubles
Ian Gil Piencenaves and Melvin Llanes (Philippines) beat Zailani Yuin and Mohammed Fadli (Brunei) 15-10, 15-8
Chew Choon Eng and Rosman Razak (Malaysia) beat Anh Hoang and Van Loi (Vietnam) 15-3, 15-3
Kunakorn Sudhisodhi and Kitipon Kitikul (Thailand) beat Patrick Kim Pong Lau and Noor Izwan (Singapore) 15-3, 15-2
Halim Haryanto and Wahyu Setiawan (Indonesia) beat Jack Hee Lic Kai and Yeow Nam (Singapore) 15-5, 15-2
Lee Wan Wah and Choong Tan Fook (Malaysia) beat Amahit Arolas Jr. and Jaime Llanes (Philippines) 15-1, 15-9
Nguyen Phu Cuong and Duc Sang (Vietnam) beat Michael and Ermadena (Brunei) 12-15, 15-8, 15-7

Women's Doubles
Indarti Isoliana and Emma Ermawati (Indonesia) beat Le Thi Kim Anh and Thi Thanh Hoa (Vietnam) 15-1, 15-1

Mixed Doubles
Kitipon Kitikul and Thitikan Duangsiri (Thailand) beat Ian Gil Piencenaves a= nd Winnie Lim (Philippines) 15-10, 3-15, 15-13
Rosman Razak and Norashikin Amin (Malaysia) beat Nguyen Phu Cuong and Thi Thanh Hoa (Vietnam) 15-1, 15-3


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