Sporting Digest: Badminton

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THOMAS CUP Men's World Team Championship qualifying round (Glasgow): Group X: Finland 5 Switzerland 0. Group Y: Poland 3 Iceland 2. Group Z: Sweden 5 Germany 0. Final group placings: Group W: 1 Denmark, 2 Russia, 3 Austria, 4 Belarus. Group X: 1 Finland, 2 Netherlands, 3 Canada, 4 Switzerland. Group Y: 1 England, 2 Scotland, 3 Poland, 4 Iceland. Group Z: 1 Sweden, 2 Germany, 3 Norway, 4 New Zealand.

UBER CUP Women's World Team Championship qualifying round (Glasgow): Group Y: Russia 5 Canada 0; Switzerland 3 Czech Republic 2. Final group placings: Group W: 1 Denmark, 2 Germany, 3 Poland, 4 Norway. Group X: 1 England, 2 Netherlands, 3 New Zealand, 4 Iceland. Group Y: 1 Russia, 2 Canada, 3 Switzerland, 4 Czech Republic. Group Z: 1 Sweden, 2 Scotland, 3 France, 4 Bulgaria. Semi-finals: England 2 Denmark 3 (S Louis-Lane lost to C Martin 4-11 1-11, F Smith lost to P Nedergaard- Jensen 5-11 12-12, A Humby bt A Sondergard 11- 5 11-5, G Gowers and J Wright bt L Olsen and L Stuer-Lauridsen 15-10 9-15, 15-12, G Clark and J Bradbury lost to A Mette-Bille and M Thomsen 15-9 6-15 10-15); Russia 3 Sweden 2.

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