ALL ENGLAND 2008 – Seedings announced

The seedings have been released for the upcoming Yonex All England championships, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Japanese sponsorship. Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang will be hoping to celebrate […]

ImageThe seedings have been released for the upcoming Yonex championships, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Japanese sponsorship. Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang will be hoping to celebrate a late Valentine’s Day as they both top the bills for the events.

Europe has two representatives in each singles event: Peter Gade and Kenneth Jonassen, and Pi Hongyan and Xu Huaiwen in the ladies’ singles event.Here are the seeds :

Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles
1 Lin Dan (China)
1 Xie Xingfang (China)
2 Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia)
2 Zhang Ning (China)
3 Bao Chunlai (China)
3 Lu Lan (China)
4 Chen Jin (China)
4 Zhu Lin (China)
5 Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark)
5 Wang Chen (Hong Kong)
6 Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Indonesia)
6 Pi Hongyan (France)
7 Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)
7 Xu Huaiwen (Germany)
8 Peter Gade (Denmark)
8 Wong Mew Choo (Malaysia)
Men’s Doubles
Women’s Doubles
1 Fu Haifeng & Cai Yun (China)
1 Zhang Yawen & Wei Yili (China)
2 Markis Kido & Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
2 Yang Wei & Zhang Jiewen (China)
3 Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia)
3 Du Jing & Yu Yang (China)
4 Choon Tan Fook & Lee Wan Wah (Malaysia)
4 Lee Kyung Won & Lee Hyo Jung (Korea)
5 Candra Wijaya (Malaysia) & Tony Gunawan (USA)
5 Gao Ling & Zhao Tingting (China)
6 Jung Jae Sung & Lee Yong Dae (Korea)
6 Chien Yu Chin & Cheng Wen Hsing (Chinese Taipei)
7 Jens Eriksen & Martin Lundgaard Hansen (Denmark)
7 Kumiko Ogura & Reiko Shiota (Japan)
8 Luluk Hadiyanto & Alvent Yulianto Chandra (Indonesia)
8 Gail Emms & Donna Kellogg (England)

Mixed Doubles
1 Zheng Bo & Gao Ling (China)
2 Nova Widianto & Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
3 Flandy Limpele & Vita Marissa (Indonesia)
4 Xie Zhongbo & Zhang Yawen (China)
5 He Hanbin & Yu Yang (China)
6 Lee Yong Dae & Lee Hyo Jung (Korea)
7 Sudket Prapakamol & Saralee Thoungthongkam (Thailand)
8 Nathan Robertson & Gail Emms (England)
The draw is due to be announced on Tuesday February 19.
Raphaël Sachetat

About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.