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Badminton top seeds out

Justin Marville, [email protected]

Badminton top seeds out

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THE TOP SEEDS are gone.

Tamisha Williams and Dakeil Thorpe are through to today’s semi-finals of the Barbados Olympic Association’s 50th Anniversary Independence Badminton Tournament after shocking mixed doubles No.1 seeds Shari Hope and Andre Padmore on Friday night.

Playing at the Barbados Community College, Thorpe and Williams pulled out a gruelling 22-20, 17-21, 21-17 victory that lasted just over 45 minutes.

The top-seeded Padmore and Hope actually led for the majority of the first set but were unable to capitalise by making some crucial errors towards the end of that first set.

The ensuing second set was also very close at the interval, with Thorpe and Williams leading 11-10 before their opponents counter-attacked well to take the set. (JM)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.