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Han, Bach longshots to win gold

Updated: August 8, 2004, 12:36 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- America's hopes for its first badminton medal, the unseeded team of Kevin Han and Howard Bach, wound up in the bottom half of the draw Sunday.

The Asian-born doubles team faces the South African pair of James Dorian and Stewart Carson in the first-round match, with the winner advancing to play fifth-seeded Marti Lundgaard Hansen and Jens Eriksen of Denmark. Lurking as the favorite in their bracket was No. 2 seeded Yun Cai and Haifent Fu of China.

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