SPORT

One-sided games on day one

NEW DELHI: One-sided matches featured the opening day of the World Railway badminton championship at the Siri Fort indoor stadium here on Monday. India blanked Switzerland 11-0 while Russia and Britain scored similar victories over Belgium and Czech Republic in the preliminary league matches.

Each tie involves two mixed doubles, four men's singles, two women's singles, two men's doubles and one women's doubles. Eleven matches are gone through in all ties irrespective of any team gaining a winning lead.

The results:

Russia beat Belgium 11-0, Britain beat Czech Republic 11-0.

India beat Switzerland 11-0 (Mangrish Palekar and Anita Ohlan bt Peter Kaufmann and Christina Steiner 15-1, 15-1; Arup Baidya and Barnali Raha bt Rubi Thomas and Andrea Stirnimann 15-1, 15-0; Hemant Duggal bt Thomas Ruttimann 15-1, 15-1; Sachin Ratti bt Stefan Gotschmann 15-4, 15-1; Mayank Behal bt Peter Kaufmann 15-0, 15-2; Arup Baidya bt Mathias Sprecher 15-7, 15-1; Anita Ohlan bt Christina Steiner 11-0, 11-0; Dhanya Nair bt Christina Schmid 11-0, 11-0; Ratti and Palekar bt Gotschmann and Ruttimann 15-2, 15-2; Duggal and Behal bt Sprecher and Thomas 15-4, 15-0; Dhanya Nair and Barnali Raha bt Christina Schmid and Andrea Stirnimann 15-0, 15-1).