OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Bradbury's fine start: Badminton

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BADMINTON'S first day as an Olympic sport was the perfect occasion for Gill Clark and Julie Bradbury to produce their best performance together.

The British women's doubles pair beat the Indonesian former World Cup winners, Rosiana Tendean and Erma Sulistyaningsih, 15-10, 4-15, 17-15.

'It was a brilliant start that will give the whole team a lift but it is a shame that one of the best pairs in the world has gone out of the Olympics on the first day,' the team manager, Steve Baddeley, said in a pointed complaint about the seeding system which had allowed two such good pairs to meet in the first round.