Ind challenge ends at All England Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

The Indian challenge at the All England Open Badminton championship came to a tame end with all the three Indian men bowing out in the second round.

Ind challenge ends at All England Open

New Delhi:

The Indian challenge at the All England Open Badminton championship came to a tame end with all the three Indian men bowing out in the second round at Birmingham.National Champion Chetan Anand was shown the door by seventh seed Kenneth Jonassen of Denmark 4-15 5-15 while Nikhil Kanetkar went down against ninth seed Wei Ng of Hong Kong 7-15 2-15 late last night, according to information received here.Top rated Indian player, Abhinn Shyam Gupta was the only one who put up a brief fight in the second round encounter but eventually lost to third seed Chen Hong of China 8-15 5-15.Earlier, national women champion Aparna Popat bowed out in the first round itself losing to Yao Jie of Netherlands 7-11 9-11.In the first round, Anand defeated Tooru Matsumoto of Japan 15-10 13-15 15-13, Kanetkar got the better of Chen Yu-Hsiu of Chinese Taipei 15-2 13-15 15-13 while Gupta had little problems in packing off Jan Frohlieh of Czech Republic 15-4 15-8. (PTI)



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