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London 2012: Vote for the Golden Moment of the Day: Day 1

We have captured three stellar moments from the opening day of the London Olympics 2012 badminton action, now it's your turn to vote for the Golden Moment of the Day! 


Guatemala's Kevin Cordon, who was a quarter-finalist at the 2011 World Championships in London, continues to find favour at Wembley Arena. The Pan-Am ace toppled 2012 European Championships silver medallist Henri Hurskainen 15-21 21-12 21-14 in their opening group tie. Cordon rose to global fame after beating Chinese star Chen Long in the first round of the 2011 World Championships. He will secure his ticket to the London 2012 round of 16 should he beat Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph on Tuesday.

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Thailand's rising stars Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit, ranked 19 in the world, outclased Indonesia's world number 6 pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Bona Septano 21-11 21-16. Indonesia have won the Olympic Men's Doubles title in three of the five Olympic Games since badminton debuted at Barcelona in 1992. The young Thai pair is in fine form having picked up their first World Superseries title in India in April.

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Despite being in the enemy's den, Russia's Mixed Doubles pair of Alexandr Nikolaenko and Valeria Sorokina turned the tables on Great Britain's 2011 World Championships silver medallists Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier in three games. The Russians were gunned down 14-21 in the opener but unleashed a stunning comeback in the second game - winning 21-9 - before stealing the decider 21-18.

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