Chong Wei, Lin Dan reach 3rd round at worlds

Published: 08th August 2013 11:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2013 11:54 AM   |  A+A-


Top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and second-seeded Chen Long of China made it through to the third round of the Badminton world championships on Wednesday.

Chong Wei rallied for a 14-21, 21-18, 21-11 second-round victory over Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia, while Chen beat Sho Sasaki of Japan 21-15, 21-12.

Also, former top-ranked player and defending world champion Lin Dan of China beat Eric Pang of the Netherlands 21-14, 21-17.

Lin, now ranked 100th because of injuries following his second straight Olympic gold medal last year, is on course for a quarterfinal match with Chen.

In the women's section, third-seeded Saina Nehwal of India beat Olga Golovanova of Russia 21-5, 21-4, while eighth-seeded Minatsu Mitani of Japan and Thailand players Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Busanan Ongbumrungpan lost.

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