Taufik advances to second round

Updated: 12 August 2009 06:40 IST

Former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat advanced to the second round of the badminton world championships with a 21-14, 21-14 win over Christian

Taufik advances to second round

Hyderabad:

Former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat advanced to the second round of the badminton world championships with a 21-14, 21-14 win over Christian Boesiger of Switzerland on Tuesday.

The veteran Indonesian, winner of the 2004 Athens Olympics gold medal and the 2005 world championships winner, needed only 27 minutes to sweep past Boesiger in the first round.

Ninth-seeded Yu Hsing-Hseih of Taiwan had to struggle for a 21-14, 19-21, 24-22 win over local hope Arvind Bhat in an hour and two minutes.

Japan's Kenichi Tago rallied for an upset 16-21, 21-14, 21-13 win over seventh-seeded Joachim Persson of Denmark.

Park Sung-hwan, the No. 8 seed from South Korea, needed 55 minutes to oust Steinar Klausen of Norway 19-21, 21-13, 21-18, while No. 16 Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand held off Lithuania's Kestutis Navickas 21-14, 14-21, 21-17.

Top-seeded Lee Chong Wei and defending world and Olympic champion Lin Dan advanced on Monday.

In women's singles, No. 9 Wang Chen of Hong Kong beat Taiwan's Chen Hsiao-huan 21-19, 21-10. No. 12 Hwang Hye-youn and No. 13 Pui Yin Yip also advanced.

Topics : Badminton
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