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Badminton: Heather Olver is seeing double

October 1, 2012
Badminton: Heather Olver is seeing double

Heather Olver, along with partner Chris Landridge, took two titles each at the Czech International in Brno on Sunday.

The England pair beat team-mates Marcus Ellis and Gabby White, avenging their final defeat in Belgium last month.

Ellis was forced to retire with an injury when leading 7-6 in the second gameafter losing the first 22-20. Langridge and Olver were cruising at 18-12 in the first but Ellis and
White recovered to 20-20 before losing the next two points and dropping the opener on the fourth game point.

Olver then returned to the court an hour later with Kate Robertshaw to take on Scotland’s third seeds Jillie Cooper and Kirsty Gilmour, who had won the women’s singles title in the first match of finals day. And the England pair came out on top 21-16 21-15 to take the women’s doubles title.

Langridge completed his title double when he and Peter Mills got the better of team-mates Peter Briggs and Harley Towler 21-14 21-16. Seventh seed Gilmour added the Czech singles title to her Polish triumph last month when she beat fourth seed Sashina Vignes Waran of France 21-18 10-21 21-13 in a 55-minute battle.

Louise Hudson, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

Photo credit: Arne Nordman (on news home page)

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