- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
- Opening round of 70 puts Williams in front
- Big medal haul for SA at Junior Commonwealth Games
- Successful comeback from injury as Anel grabs fourth
- Dednam duo win 10th SA doubles title
- Corbett leads the way as SA tally grows to 35
Badminton youngsters lose to powerful Netherlands
- Updated: April 9, 2014
Our badminton team have gone down again at the World Junior Championships in Malaysia, writes Mark Etheridge.
Just as Thailand are one of the strongest Eastern countries, Netherlands are one of the more powerful badminton sides in Europe.
And one again the South Africans played second fiddle although Michael Jennings managed to win a set and the women’s doubles also took a set off their stronger opponents.
Jennings lost 14-21 21-11 23-21 to Alex Vlaar while Janke vd Vyver and Anri Schoonees lost in three thrilling sets, 21-17 13-21 14-21 to Alida Chen and Imke van der Aar.