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Badminton Thursday, 1 August, 2002, 21:57 GMT 22:57 UK
Welsh hopes prosper
Richard Vaughan of Wales
Vaughan is still going strong in the men's event

Welsh hopes in the badminton continue to prosper with Richard Vaughan and Kelly Morgan both reaching the quarter-finals of the individual event.

Vaughan, the number four seed, lost the first game to Ronald Susilo of Singapore but battled back for a 6-8 7-2 8-6 7-1 victory.

Morgan, the new favourite for the women's event following the earlier defeat of top seed Lenny Permana, overcame India's Br Meenakshi 7-3 7-3 7-1.

In the men's event, top seed Wong Choong Hann of Malaysia beat New Zealand's John Gordon 7-0 7-2 7-2 to book his place in the quarter-finals.

But second seed Tsuen Seng Lee was given a major fright before winning a marathon five-setter over India's Nikhi Kanetkar.

England are without a representative in the men's even after Colin Haughton and Mark Constable both lost.

Seventh seed Haughton was upset in straight sets by 22-year-old Indian Abhinn Gupta while Constable lost to NewZealand's Nick Hall.

Haughton, who had helped England to the team gold earlier this week, admitted to being "mentally flat" for the match.

Third seed Tracey Hallam of England was a 7-1 7-1 7-1 winner over Northern Ireland's Lisa Lynas.

English fourth seed Julia Mann beat Scotland's Fiona Sneddon 7-1 7-3 7-1.


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