Denmark win record sixth European team crown

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Denmark achieved a record sixth European team crown on home ground in Herning last night, despite a defeat for their All-England champion, Poul- Erik Hoyer-Larsen. The world No 2 lost 15-9, 15-13 to Sweden's Jens Olsson but the Danes edged home 3-2. England beat Russia 5-0 in the match to decide third place.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Herning, Den): Team event final: Denmark 3 Sweden 2. Third place play-off: England 5 Russia 0. (Individual scores: Men's singles: P Knowles bt A Antropov 15-8 15-2. Men's doubles: C Hunt and S Archer bt S Melnikov and A Khachaturian 15-8 15-8. Women's singles: J Muggeridge bt E Rybkhina 11-6 11-4. Women's doubles: J Wright and J Bradbury bt N Chervakova and E Karachrova 15-9 15-9. Mixed doubles: Archer and Bradbury bt N Zuev and M Yakusheva 15-6 15-5). Seventh place: Scotland 3 Poland 2. Ninth place: Ukraine 4 Wales 1. 11th place: Bulgaria 4 Ireland 1

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