Wrong headlines in the Star: MAS Beat THL 4-1

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    Badminton: Malaysia beat Thailand 4-1 at Sudirman Cup

    GLASGOW, Scotland: China claimed its seventh consecutive sweep at the Sudirman Cup, routing England 5-0 Tuesday to take control of Group A at the world mixed team badminton championships.

    As in Monday's victory over Thailand, the defending champion Chinese didn't lose a game and remained on course for a semifinal against the Group B runner-up, likely Indonesia, which beat Denmark 4-1 earlier Tuesday.

    South Korea virtually assured itself of a place in the semifinals with a 4-1 victory over Hong Kong in Group B, while in Group A, Malaysia beat Thailand 3-2.

    Zheng Bo and Gao Ling took 37 minutes to beat World Championships runners-up Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg 21-14, 21-16 and start China's domination of England.

    Lin Dan followed with a 21-19, 21-11 victory over Andrew Smith, and Zhang Ning assured China of victory with a 21-9, 21-15 win over Tracey Hallam.

    "China did not hold anything back and we played our strongest players,'' China coach Li Yongbo said.

    "There is still another game on Thursday to play and we're just waiting for that before looking to the semifinals.''

    Five-time champion China has swept every match at the Sudirman Cup since losing to South Korea in the 2003 final in the Netherlands.

    In the other Group B tie, Lee Chong Wei won for the second time in as many days and Wong Pei Tty and Chin Eei Hui won the women's doubles to clinch Malaysia's victory over Thailand, moving the side into second place.

    Earlier, following its 3-2 victory over Indonesia on Monday, South Korea swept the doubles matches against Hong Kong and Park Sung-hwan added the men's singles to give it 15 victories in 23 games.

    Indonesia's victory over Denmark left both two tied for second in the group with one victory apiece.

    Indonesia faces Hong Kong in its last match Wednesday while Denmark takes on South Korea.

    Indonesia led when Olympic and former world champion Taufik Hidayat outlasted top-ranked European Peter Gade 21-18, 18-21, 21-13, in a 62-minute opener.

    Tine Rasmussen, who ruptured an Achilles tendon in the Sudirman Cup two years ago in Beijing, equalized for Denmark with a 21-19, 21-17 win over Maria Kristin in the women's singles.

    "I think we can beat them but it is how all the matches are on the day,'' Rasmussen said.

    But Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan put Indonesia ahead again with 12-21, 21-17, 21-11 victory over Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen in the men's doubles, and Greysia Polii and Vita Marissa clinched the victory in women's doubles with a 22-20, 21-10 triumph over Helle Nielsen and Lena Frier Kristiansen. - AP

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) _ Results Tuesday at the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championships:

    Division 1

    Group A

    China 5, England 0


    Lin Dan, China, def. Andrew Smith, England, 21-19, 21-11. Zhang Ning, China, def. Tracey Hallam, England, 21-9, 21-15.


    Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng, China, def. Robert Blair and David Lindley, England, 21-14, 21-7. Wei Yili and Zhang Yawen, China, def. Gail Emms and Donna Kellogg, England, 21-12 21-13. Zheng Bo and Gao Ling, China, def. Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg, England, 21-14 21-16.

    Malaysia 3, Thailand 2


    Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia, def. Boonsak Ponsana, Thailand, 21-15, 21-16. Salakjit Ponsana, Thailand, def. Wong Mew Choo, Malaysia, 21-17, 10-21, 21-15.


    Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam, Thailand, def. Tan Wee Kiong and Woon Khe Wei, Malaysia, 21-17, 21-14. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, Malaysia, def. Sudket Prapakamol and Phattapol Ngensrisuk, Thailand, 21-12, 21-16. Wong Pei Tty and Eei Hui Chin, Malaysia, def. Duanganong Aroonkesorn and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul, Thailand, 21-16, 21-12.

    Group B

    Indonesia 4 Denmark 1


    Taufik Hidayat, Indonesia, def. Peter Gade, Denmark, 21-18, 18-21, 21-13. Tine Rasmussen, Denmark, def. Maria Kristin, Indonesia, 21-19, 21-17.


    Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan, Indonesia, def.Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen, Denmark, 12-21, 21-17, 21-11.Greysia Poli and Vita Marissa, Indonesia, def. Helle Neilsen and Lena Frier Kristiansen, Denmark, 22-20, 21-10. Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natasir, Indonesia, def. Thomas Laybourne and Kamilla Rhytter Juhl, Denmark, 21-19, 21-17.

    South Korea 4 Hong Kong 1


    Park Sung-hwan, South Korea, def. Ng Wei, Hong Kong, 21-12, 21-13. Yin Yip Pui, Hong Kong, def. Jang Soo-young, South Korea, 21-19, 14-21, 16-21.


    Lee Jae-jin and Hwang Ji-min, South Korea, def. Albertus Susanto Njoto and Yohan Hadikusumo, Hong Kong, 21-16, 21-16. Lee Kyung-won and Lee Hyo-jung, South Korea, def.Wai Chee Koon and Hoi Wah Chau, Hong Kong, 21-12, 21-14. Han Sang-hoon and Hwang Yu-min, South Korea, def. Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama and Hoi Wah Chau, Hong Kong, 21-10, 21-11. - AP

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