With the Team Badminton England players having recovered from the Commonwealth Games, the majority of them are now back in action in the Super Series Tournament in Odense, Denmark. This is one of the Premier Events on the European Badminton calendar, with the majority of the top european players present along with a good representation from the Asian nations.
Yesterday Robertson and Wallwork were in action against a Polish pairing. They comfortably defeated the pair with the English winning 21-17, 21-12 progressing them through to the next round. Liz Cann, a Bronze medallist from Delhi was eliminated in her first round match against her Russian opponent, loosing 14-21, 21-17, 21-17 in a tough game.
The Mens Doubles pairing of Langridge and Middleton were also defeated, they lost to a Home Danish paring 21-12, 21-18. However the second mens pairing of Ellis and Adcock were victorious against another Danish pairing, winning 21-17, 21-18 in their first round match.
The England Ladies Pairing of Agathangelou and Olver also won their first round match 21-9, 23-21 against an unseeded Danish pairing. Wallwork and White kept up the norm. in the Tournament so far by eliminating another Danish pair 21-11, 21-14 in their ladies doubles first round tie.
Commonwealth Game Silver medalist Ouseph had a disappointing first round match, loosing to the Lithuanian Navikas 17-21, 21-14, 21-16 in the mens singles. This is disappointing for Ouseph as he was a seeded entry and really should have won through to the next round. Carl Baxter was also defeated in the first round in his match against the home favourite Joachim Persson going down 21-16, 21-17.
Anthony Clark is missing out on this tournament due to Dental problems. This is a blow for Robertson and in particular Olver who misses out on vital experience playing with Clark in the mixed doubles.
There was also success for FZ Forza player Jan O Jorgensen who defeated his Ukrainian Opponent 21-15, 18-21, 21-14 in his respective first round match which sends him through to the next round to face his younger compatriot Viktor Axelson.