EURO JUNIORS: DANES DOMINATE DOUBLES, DUTCH TAKE SINGLES
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April 7, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Players from Denmark ruled the doubles
events at the European Junior badminton championships held this past week
in Nymburk, Czechia, while Dutch players Dicky Palyama and Judith Meulendijks
captured the male and female singles titles at this tournament for European
badminton players below 19 years of age.
The Danes were very dominant in the doubles events, beating back semifinal
challenges from the Russians, the Swedes, the English and the Germans and
turning the three championship matches into all-Denmark contests.
In the male doubles final, Kasper Odum and Ove Svejstrup faced Kristian
Langbak and Frederik Kohler, with Odum and Svejstrup winning at 15-7 and 15-6.
The female doubles title match was between the pair of Jane Jacoby and
Britta Andersen and the tandem of Lene Mork and Jane Bramsen. Mork and
Bramsen beat their compatriots 17-15 and 15-11.
In the mixed doubles final, it was Ove Svejstrup and Britta Andersen
battling Kristian Langbak and Jane Bramsen. Svejstrup and Andersen turned
back the challenge from Langbak and Bramsen 15-10 and 15-12.
The male singles championship match was a battle between top-seed Richard
Vaughn of Wales and second-seed Dicky Palyama of the Netherlands. And a
battle it was. Vaughn and Palyama split the first two games, Vaughn taking
the first at 15-11 and Palyama the second with an identical score. The two
juniors fought to a 13-all standstill in the decider and went into a tense
five-point setting before Palyama tallied a string of points to win 18-15.
The female singles final also went to three games before the title was
decided. Denmark's Tine Rasmussen had her chances against the Netherland's
Judith Meulendijks. Rasmussen won the first game 11-6 but the top-seeded
Dutch girl clawed her way back to take the second in a tiebreak 12-9. In the
third game, Meulendijks took control and won 11-6.
Richard Vaughn (Wales) beat Kasper Odum (Denmark) 15-6, 17-18, 15-8
Dicky Palyama (Netherlands) beat Nikolaj Nikolaenko (Russia) 15-6, 15-4
Dicky Palyama (Netherlands) beat Richard Vaughn (Wales) 11-15, 15-11, 18-15
Judith Meulendijks (Netherlands) beat Ella Karachkova (Russia) 11-7, 11-4
Tine Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Donna Kellogg (England) 3-11, 11-5, 12-9
Judith Meulendijks (Netherlands) beat Tine Rasmussen (Denmark) 6-11, 12-9, 11-6
Kasper Odum/Ove Svejstrup (Denmark) beat Johan Holm/Patrik Isaksson (Sweden) 15-8, 15-9
Kristian Langbak/Frederik Kohler (Denmark) beat Joachim Tesche/Thomas Tesche (Germany) 15-6, 15-4
Kasper Odum/Ove Svejstrup (Denmark) beat Kristian Langbak/Frederik Kohler (Denmark) 15-7, 15-6
Jane Jacoby/Britta Andersen (Denmark) beat Zhanna Chornenkaja/Ella Karachkova (Russia) 15-6, 15-12
Lene Mork/Jane Bramsen (Denmark) beat Maria Kool/Maria Sofronova (Russia) 15-12, 15-12
Lene Mork/Jane Bramsen (Denmark) beat Jane Jacoby/Britta Andersen (Denmark) 17-15, 15-11
Ove Svejstrup/Britta Andersen (Denmark) beat Kasper Odum/Lene Mork (Denmark) 15-1, 15-10
Kristian Langbak/Jane Bramsen (Denmark) beat David Linley/Donna Kellogg (England) 15-9, 15-9
Ove Svejstrup/Britta Andersen (Denmark) beat Kristian Langbak/Jane Bramsen (Denmark) 15-10, 15-12
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