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OLYMPICS: Taiwan's Cheng wins badminton group in women's singles

2012/07/31 21:01:33

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwan's Cheng Shao-chieh won in her group Tuesday in the Olympic badminton event to advance to the 16-player elimination round.

Cheng, seeded seventh in the women's singles at the London Olympics, won her three-player group by defeating Neslihan Yigit of Turkey 21-10, 21-6.

Cheng had previously beat Simone Prutsch of Austria, also in straight games, to finish atop her group with a 2-0 record and gain a ticket to the knockout round.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)
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