Badminton team wins German eventBadminton players Lee Jae-jin (Milyang City) and Lee Hyo-jeong (Samsung) won the mixed doubles final at the 2005 Yonex German Open on Saturday, local time.
The pair defeated Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms from Britain by 2 sets to 0 in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany. The British duo is ranked first in the world and were the silver medalists in the Athen Olympics last year.
The victory is the Lees’ second of the year, after winning the Korea Open in January. In the final of that tournament, the two players defeated Jens Eriksen and Mette Schjoldager of Denmark, ranked second in the world. The two young badminton players came together last December and look set to become another legendary pair along the lines of Kim Dong-mun and Rah Gyeong-min.
The two also fared well in their other matches ― Lee Jae-jin won a bronze medal in the men’s doubles with Jeong Jae-seong (Wonkwang University), while Lee Hyo-jeong won a bronze in the women’s doubles with Lee Gyeong-won (Samsung).
The players will take part in the British Open today.
by Kang Hye-ran