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Bach/Malaythong advance in badminton

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Howard Bach and Bob Malaythong became the first American team to advance to an Olympic quarterfinals in badminton, defeating the South African team of Chris and Roelof Dednam 21-10, 21-6 Tuesday morning at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.

The next opponent for the American duo will be the No. 2-seeded Chinese team of Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng on Wednesday.

In singles play, Bao Chunlai of China earned a quarterfinal berth with a 21-11, 19-21, 21-13 triumph over Poland's Przemyslaw Wacha.

08/12 11:42:59 ET

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