28 May '11, 5pm

DTN Singapore: Badminton: Denmark, China power into Sudirman final: QINGDAO, China - Denmark downed plucky Indon...

DTN Singapore: Badminton: Denmark, China power into Sudirman final: QINGDAO, China - Denmark downed plucky Indon...

QINGDAO, China - Denmark downed plucky Indonesia 3-1 on Saturday to reach the Sudirman Cup final, where they face holders and firm favourites China after they brushed aside South Korea by the same scoreline. Denmark, Europe's best badminton team who will make only their second ever final appearance, steamed ahead in the Chinese seaside city of Qingdao through their mixed doubles pairing of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen. Their talisman, the world number five Peter Gade, saw off Simon Santoso 21-18, 21-16 to put Denmark on the brink of the final -- and leave an Indonesia team missing many of its best players staring elimination full in the face. The Indonesians grabbed a point back in the men's doubles, but the Danes sealed a Sunday date with China -- who are chasing their fourth world mixed team championships on the trot -- thanks to Tine Baun. "It's a dre...

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