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Badminton preview - 1 August


Fifteen of the 16 seeds in the menís singles draw have all taken their allotted places in the third round of the competition.


Kelly Morgan: top woman's seed still in the competition

Richard Vaughan (WAL), the No 4 seed, will face Ronald Susilo (SIN) for the second time at these Games. In the Group C clash between Wales and Singapore on Sunday, Vaughan lost to world number 43 Susilo in a four set match.

The Malaysian top three seeds Wong Choong Hann, Lee Tsueng Seng and Hashim Muhammad are all through to the third round as is Colin Haughton (ENG), who faces Indian workhorse Abhim Gupta.

In the womenís singles, Aparna Popatís (IND) reward for ousting the top seed Lenny Permana (AUS) is a match with Amrita Sawaram (MRI). NG Mee Fen (MAS), who beat number 5 seed Kellie Lucas (AUS), competes with Trupti Murgunde (IND) for a place in the quarter-finals.

In the menís doubles, the unseeded pairing of Choong Tan Fook and ChangKim Wai of Malaysia are favourites to overcome Travis Denney (AUS) and Ashley Brehaut (AUS), the fifth seeds, and claim a place in the last eight.

Englandís Simon Archer and James Anderson will also be confident of progressing in the competition at the expense of Scotlandís Russell Hogg and Graeme Smith.

In the womenís doubles, the top seeds Ella Miles (ENG) and Sara Sankey (ENG) could potentially meet the world number 19 Welsh pair of Joanne Muggeridge - a gold medallist in the womenís doubles at the 1994 Commonwealth Games - and Felicity Gallup, in the next round.

Rhona Robertson (NZL) and Tammy Jenkins (NZL), the number 2 seeds, are drawn to meet Englandís top pairing of Joanne Goode and Gail Emms for a place in the quarter-finals.

In the mixed doubles, all eight seeded pairs have taken their places in the last 16 and without notable exception should make the quarter-finals.

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