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Last Updated: Sunday, 21 August 2005, 06:31 GMT 07:31 UK
Yang and Zhang win women's title
Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen defeated defending champions Gao Ling and Huang Sui to win the women's doubles title at the World Badminton Championships.

The top seeds came through a tough final to beat their fellow Chinese and second seeds 17-16 15-7 in Anaheim.

In the men's singles semi-finals, China's top seed Lin Dan beat Denmark's Peter Gade 15-9 13-15 15-10.

Indonesia's Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat beat Malayasia's Lee Chong Wei 15-3 15-12 in the other semi-final.

China's Zhang Ning and Xie Xingfang, the top seeds, will contest the women's final.

Xingfang rallied to overcome unseeded teenager Cheng Shao-Chieh 2-11 11-5 11-6 while Ning saw off sixth seed Xu Huaiwen 11-7 11-9.

In the men's doubles semi-finals, American duo Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach, the 13th seeds, upset fourth seeds Luluk Hadiyanto and Alven Yulianto, of Indonesia, 15-9 15-13.

They are now assured of at least a silver which will be the first ever medal for the United States at a badminton world championship.

Second seeds Candra Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto, of Indonesia, booked their place in the doubles final by defeating Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat and Chan Chong Ming 15-9 15-11.

Meanwhile, China's Xie Zhongbo and Zhang Yawen defeated Daniel Shirley and Sara Runesten-Petersen of New Zealand 15-8 15-8 in the mixed doubles semi-finals.

Indonesian fourth seed Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir beat Thailand's Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thungthongka 15-3 15-12 in the other semi.


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