Badminton: Unseeded duo land top title

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LongnidDry’s Paul van Rietvelde, who played badminton for Scotland in last year’s Commonwealth Games, joined England’s Ben Stawski in collecting a first men’s doubles international title in the Turkish Open.

Unseeded, the British pair had knocked out the Danish No.1 seeds, Nidas Nohr and Mads Pedersen, 21-18, 15-21, 21-12 in the second round and then beat the English No.3 seeds, Chris Coles and Matthew Nottingham, 21-16, 21-17, in the semis.

In the final, 20-year-old Van Rietvelde and Stawski beat Danish pair Mikkel Mikkelsen and Nikolaj Overgaard 21-19, 21-13.