Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Russian Open Badminton

The Russia Open Badminton tournament (Russian Open Grand Prix 2011) is currently being played at Vladivostok in Russia from the 28th June to 3rd Jul-2011.

Men's Singles:
Ville Lang of Finland is the top seed in the men's singles event, followed by Kestutis Navickas of Lithuania as the 2nd seed, and Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei.

Women's Singles:
In the women's singles event, Sayaka Sato and Ai Goto of Japan are the top two seeds followed by Lan Lu of China.

Japanese players are also top-seeded in the men's and mixed doubles, and 2nd seeded in the women's doubles. Hence Japan looks all set to put up a good show at this Russian Open badminton tournament. The Russian badminton fans would be looking forward to a strong performance from Russian women's doubles badminton pair of Valeri Sorokina & Nina Vislova who are top seeded in the women's doubles event.

About Grand Prix Badminton tournaments:

Grand Prix badminton tournaments are Level 3 badminton events, that rank in stature just below the Super Series events. These are individual badminton events in which players from different countries compete in the singles and doubles events, but there is no team event at the Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix badminton tournaments are comprised of two levels, the Grand Prix Gold, and the Grand Prix. Grand Prix Gold tournaments offer more prize money to the winners.

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