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Roslin Ranked Third After Swiss Win
22/03/2001 : Two weeks of consistent performances have paid off for Malaysia's Roslin Hashim - not only did he end Malaysia's title drought this weekend's Badminton Swiss Open, he now finds himself at number three in this week's IBF world rankings.

Suffering bitter disappointment at missing out on the All England final the previous week, Hashim (pictured) adapted well to the 5 x 7 scoring system used in Switzerland, dropping just two games throughout the entire tournament. A high level of fitness and renewed confidence will stand him in good stead for the World Championships in just over two month's time.

Runner-up in Switzerland, teammate Lee Tseun Seng enjoys a meteoric rise, up 54 places to number 22.

Denmark's Peter Gade remains at the top of the men's singles list, while Taufik Hidayat's return to competition after a tournament ban by PBSI has seen him back up to second place.

Camilla Martin stands firm at the head of the women's singles list, accompanied by Olympic Champion Gong Zhichao in second place. Top seed in Basel last week, Marina Andrievskaya could only manage to make the semi-finals, but it was enough for her to break into the top five behind Zhou Mi and Dai Yun. Mia Audina finds herself back in the top 10, rising seven places to number eight.

Badminton Swiss Open winner Pi Hongyan and runner-up Xu Huaiwen have enjoyed a hasty rise up the rankings as well, with Pi up 25 places to number 16, and Xu at number 33.

Denmark's Jens Eriksen (pictured) and Jesper Larsen provide the only change to the top of lists this week. They didn't win in Switzerland, despite their top seeded status, but a runner-up spot to teammates Sogaard and Laugesen was enough to see them topple Indonesia's Flandi Limpele and Eng Hian from the coveted number one position.

Sogaard and Laugesen are up seven places to number three this week.

In the women's doubles, Huang Nanyan and Yang Wei still top the list, despite them not competing at either the All England or Swiss Opens. Helene Kirkegaard and Rikke Olsen move up to second place after missing out on the Swiss title to Ra Kyung Min and Lee Kyung Won last weekend.

A good week for Jens Eriksen - to go with his number one status in men's doubles, he and Mette Schjoldager find themselves in second place in the mixed doubles rankings, overtaking Olympic champions Zhang Jun and Gao Ling.


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