Indonesia on top of the world

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Indonesia on top of the world

Indonesia successfully defended their Uber Cup women's world team badminton championship title in Hong Kong yesterday when they took an unassailable 3-1 lead over China. The Indonesians, spurred on by 1,000 cymbal-shaking, flag-waving supporters, prevented China lifting the Cup for a record sixth time with some spirited play. It was their second straight win over the Chinese in the final, following their 3-2 triumph in Indonesia two years ago. "We really wanted to show everyone that we could win outside of Jakarta," said the Olympic champion, Susi Susanti, who gave Indonesia a winning start with a 4-11 11-5 11-5 victory over the world No 1, Ye Zhaoying

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