WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: U.S.A. PLAYER UPENDS SINGLES SEED
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May 28, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Kevin Han of the U.S.A. today defeated Tam
Kai Chuen of Hong Kong, the sixteenth-seeded player in the men's singles
event at the world badminton championships in Glasgow, Scotland in a second-
Han, the American national champion, and the Hong Kong player battled
thru a tight first game that got all knotted up at 13-all. Han finally
prevailed in the resulting 5-point tiebreak scoring 5 markers to Tam's none.
In the second, Han pulled away in mid-game to win at 15-11.
Han's victory puts him in the round-of-16, the furthest an American player
has been in world championship play since it began in the early 1980's.
Han's opponent in the round-of-16 will be tougher. Han next plays Joko
Suprianto, the 1993 world champion and the fifth-seed here.
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