LUND AND HOLST GERMAN OPEN DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
by Mike Grossman (from a report filed by YANG YANG Badminton Equipment)
October 27, 1996 (New Shuttlenws) - Danish players Thomas Lund and Jon
Holst-Christensen defeated Victo Wibowo and Seng Kok Keong of Indonesia
today in Saarbrucken, Germany to claim the men's doubles championship of
the badminton German Open.
The top-seeded Danes overcame stiff opposition from the Wibowo-Seng
combo in the first game and won it at 15-11.
The Indonesians managed to catch Lund and Holst in the second and turned
the tables on the Danish pair with some exciting but tiring exchanges. Lund
and Holst dropped the second game 11-15.
Their efforts in the second game apparently exhausted the Indonesians
as they had no gas left in their game in the decider. The Danes had an
easy time of it, winning at 15-3.
In the other championship matches today, Rashid Sidek of Malaysia beat
compatriot and training partner Ong Ewe Hock 15-11 and 15-2 to take the
men's singles championship.
Yao Jie of China captured the women's singles title with an easy 11-1 and
11-1 win over Margit Borg of Sweden.
Denyana Lomban and Isoliana Indarti of Indonesia won a thriller women's
doubles finals match with Eline Coene and Erica van den Heuvel of the
Netherlands, 18-15 and 18-13.
In the mixed doubles finals played on Saturday, Indonesian mixed doubles
specialist Trikus Heryanto and partner Minarti Timur easily defeated the
surprise finalists Jens Ericsen and Anne Mette Bille, 15-1 and 15-6 to
give the Indonesian contingent the first of its two 1996 German Open
Copyright (c) 1996 by NEW SHUTTLENWS