2007 International Badminton Tourney Opens ( Olympics Test Event )

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"Good Luck Beijing" 2007 International Badminton Invitational Tournament opened in Beijing on Wednesday at Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium. The tournament, being held from October 10 to 14, is among a series of test events for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. A total of 119 athletes from Malaysia, Germany, Austria, Vietnam and China, including the world No. 1 Lin Dan and Zhang Ning, both of China, will compete in men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles. With a seating capacity of 7,500, the BUT Gymnasium is the only Olympic venue located in southeast Beijing. It will serve as the badminton and rhythmic gymnastics venue for the Beijing Olympics next year.

China's top-seeded Lin Dan defeated compatriot Lai Chao in straight sets at the opening round of the 2007 International Badminton Tournament at the Beijing University of Technology (BUT) Gymnasium here on Wednesday. Lin Dan breezed past Lai Chao with a straight 21-12, 21-7 victory. Lin finished the game in 18 minutes with jump smashes and sharp-angled shots that had the crowd roaring its approval.

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