Sporting Digest: Badminton

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JAPAN OPEN (Tokyo) (Selected results): Men's singles, first round: J Olsson (Swe) bt Ge Cheng (Ch) 15-2 15-7; P Knowles (Eng) bt Y Tsujita (Japan) 7-15 15-4 15-7; D Hall (Eng) bt Liu En-horng (Tai) 18-16 7-15 15-8. Second round: J Suprianto (Indon) bt Lee Yong-sun (S Kor) 15-9 15-1; P-E Hoyer Larsen (Den) bt Wong Wai Lap (HK) 15-1 15-5; A B Wiranata (Indon) bt M Sogaard (Den) 15-7 15-7; O Pongratz (Ger) bt Knowles 15-12 15-9; Dong Jiong (Ch) bt Hall

15-12 15-18 17-15; H Arbie (Indon) bt K Muralldesan (Malay) 15-8 15-3. Women's doubles, second round: G Gowers and J Wright (GB) bt Shyu Yu-ling and Chen Hsiao-li (Tai) 15-8 15-6; G Clark and J Bradbury (GB) bt M de la Paz Luna Ferix (Mex) and M Tanaka (Japan) w/o.