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World Championships: No Individual Medals For Indonesia
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May 21, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Indonesia's 1999 world championships
campaign turned into a full-blown disaster this evening when all three of
their remaining men's doubles entries, all highly seeded and all tipped to
be medal-winners, were eliminated in this evening's quarterfinal matches. With
Sugianto Hendrawan beaten by Hoyer in the men's singles and Cindana humbled by
Gong Ruina in the women's singles, Indonesia will go back home without a
single individual medal, not even a bronze, and with their only prize from
these two weeks of world championship competition a mixed team event bronze
Olympic champions Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky were the first of the
men's doubles pairs to go this evening. They were beaten by Korea's Lee Dong
Soo and Yoo Yung Sung 15-11, 11-15 and 9-15.
Second seeds Flandy Limpele and Eng Hian followed when lightly-regarded
Zhang Jun and Zhang Wei of China capitalized on the nervous mistakes of Hian
and upended the Indonesian pair 15-11, 3-15 and 15-13.
In a late contest, Chandra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan were beaten by Ha Tae Kwon
and Kim Dong Moon of Korea 15-12, 7-15 and 10-15.
Earlier in the tournament, Indonesian top-seeds Denny Kantono and Antonius
were upset by Chen Qiqiu and Yu Jinhao of China in the first round. Chen and
Yu were themselves eliminated this evening by Simon Archer and Nathan
Robertson of England 7-15 and 13-15.
Top mixed doubles hopes Trikus Heryanto and Minarti Timur were dismissed in
the third round by Jens Eriksen and Mette Schjoldager, while Bambang Suprianto
and Rosiana Zelin went out in the quarterfinals, 7-15 and 9-15 victims of
Simon Archer and Joanne Goode from England.
In women's doubles, the tandem of Indarti Isoliana and Carmelita and the
pairing of Etty Tantri and Cynthia Tuwankotta went out in yesterday's round
In the women's doubles quarterfinals, the nominal top seeds Huang Nanyan and
Yang Wei were upended by Koreans Ra Kyung Min and Chung Jae Hee 15-5, 12-15
and 13-15. The real top-seeds, the world champions Ge Fei and Gu Jun, who are
only nominally seeded second at the tournament, stayed on course for another
world title. Ge and Gu, both from China, beat Lotte Jonathans and Nicole Van
Hooren of the Netherlands 15-8 and 15-4.
In the other quarterfinal matches, Qin Yiyuan and Gao Ling of China beat
Rikke Olsen and Mette Sorensen of Denmark 15-8 and 15-9, while Ann Jorgensen
and Majken Vange, another pair from Denmark, put out Joanne Goode and Donna
Kellogg of England 15-17, 15-10 and 15-3.
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