NEWS : BADMINTON: Exciting prospects in store for Malaysia Open

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    BADMINTON: Exciting prospects in store for Malaysia Open

    K.M. Boopathy

    June 23: INDONESIA and Denmark have entered their top players for the the Malaysia Open in Kuantan on June 29-July 4 and this will ensure that the Championships will be the most exciting. Indonesia are sending their top two players Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Taufik Hidayat for the singles and Trikus Heryanto-Sigit Budiarto and Luluk Hadiyanto-Alven Yulianto for the doubles. They have also included a scratch pair, Candra Wijaya-Flandy Limpele although both players are in the running for a place in the Athens Olympics with their regular partners. Candra's regular partner is Halim Haryanto while Flandy partners Eng Hian.

    The Danes, on their part, have included Peter Gade Charistensen, Kenneth Jonassen, Anders Boesen, Niels Christian Kaldau and Peter Rasmussen, their top five players, and this will make the men's singles crown one of the toughest to win. Christensen and Jonassen have qualified for the Olympics.

    World champions Jonas Rasmussen-Lars Paaske and All-England doubles champions Jens Eriksen-Martin Lundgaard Hansen will be attempting to win the Malaysia Open doubles title for the first time. Only Ha Tae Kwon-Kim Dong Moon of South Korea and Thailand's Pramote Teerawiwatana-Tesana Panvisvas are the only elite pairs who will be missing from the Malaysia Open due to injury.

    The entries, Men's Singles — Indonesia: Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Taufik Hidayat, Wiempie Mahardi, Marleve Mainaky.

    Doubles: Luluk Hadiyanto-Alven Yulianto, Sigit Budiarto-Trikus Heryanto, Flandy Limpele-Candra Wijaya, Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan, Hendra Gunawan-Joko Riyadi, Devin Lahardi-Titon Gustaman, Rian Sukamawan-Yoga Ukikasah.

    Women's singles: Silvi Antarini, Maria Kristin, Adrianti Firdasari.

    Doubles: Jo Novita-Lita Nurlita, Lilyana Natsir-Greysi Polii, Tetty Yunita-Lelyana Daisy Chandra, Vita Marissa-Eny Widiowati.

    Denmark — Men's singles: Peter Gade Christensen, Kenneth Jonassen, Anders Boesen, Niels Christian Kaldau, Peter Rasmussen.

    Doubles: Lars Paaske-Jonas Rasmussen, Jens Eriksen-Martin Lundgaard Hansen, Maichael Lamp-Mathias Boe, Thomas Laybourn-Peter Steffensen.

    Women's singles: Camilla Martin, Tine Rasmussen.

    Doubles: Rikke Olsen-Ann Lou Jorgensen, Pernille Harder-Mette Schjoldager.

    Mixed doubles: Jonas Rasmussen-Rikke Olsen, Michael Lamp-Ann Lou Jorgensen, Lars Paaske-Pernille Harder,Jens Eriksen-Mette Schjoldager.

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