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Lee, Chen confirm for India Open

HYDERABAD: World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia along with 2010 world champion Chen Jin of China and former world champion Taufiq Hidayat have confirmed their entries in the Yonex Sunris

Published: 27th March 2012 02:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:46 PM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia along with 2010 world champion Chen Jin of China and former world champion Taufiq Hidayat have confirmed their entries in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series that will be held from April 24 to 29 at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

The tournament, the last event in the one-year qualifying period for the London Olympics, has attracted over 250 entries. Also in the fray is world number four Peter Gade of Denmark, who would look to ensure that Chen Jin does not leapfrog him in the world ranking and grab the third qualification berth for the Chinese. China has decided to send world number three Shixian Wang and Li Xuirei (currently ranked fourth in the world ranking) as the badminton powerhouse wants to ensure that all their top four shuttlers are available for selection for the London Games.

India, who have a chance to qualify for all the five categories for the first time ever, will see top contender Saina Nehwal in action. The race for the men’s singles berth is between Ajay Jayaram and P Kashyap, who has happy memories of the venue where he had won a bronze medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.



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