DENMARK OPEN 2006 – Poland gets first gold

For the first time in a long time in its history, Poland won a gold medal in a five stars event in Aarhus on Sunday, after the final of the […]

ImageFor the first time in a long time in its history, Poland won a gold medal in a five stars event in Aarhus on Sunday, after the final of the women’s double in the 2006 , when Kamilla Augustyn and Nadiezda Kistiouczyk beat their fellow europeans Gail Emms and Donna Kellogg 22/20 – 21/12. "We didn’t expect this victory, this is just amazing because we went on court hoping to play a good match, that’s all" said Augustyn.

The other titles were won by China for Chen Hong against Chen Yu (21/18 – 21/18) while Jiang Yanjiao secured her first ever title as well by beating her comaptriot Lu Lan quite easily. The men’s double confrontation between the experienced pair of Paaske/Rasmussen against scratch pair of Boe/Fischer Nielsen turned to the advantage of the first ones in a three games battle, while England’s Kellogg and Clark avenged their compatriots Robertson and Emms by beating Denmark’s Laybourn and Rytter-Juhl in the closest margin.

Some will now move to the Dutch Open held in Den Bosch for a 2 stars event, while most of the Asian now focus on the preparation of the Asian Games.

Results :

MS : Chen Hong beat Chen Yu : 21/18 – 21/18

LS : Jiang Yanjiao beat Lu Lan : 21/14 – 21/14

MD : Paaske/Rasmussen beat Boe/Fischer : 18/21 – 21/10 – 21/17

LD : Kostiuczyk/Augustyn beat Emms/Kellogg : 22/20 – 21/10

MxD : Clark/Kellogg beat Laybourn/Rytter-Juhl : 14/21 – 21/14 – 22/20

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