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Dednam brothers qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing
2008-05-16

 
Roelof  and Chris Dednam

The Badminton World Federation included the South African doubles pairs, Chantal Botts and Michelle Edwards, as well as the UFS students Chris and Roelof Dednam, in its Olympic list of invited qualifiers for the Olympic Games in Beijing. Both the women's and men's doubles events will include 16 pairs.

Badminton South Africa and Sascoc will have to decide by the end of May whether the players will be included in the South African Olympic Team.

The Dednam brothers qualified by accumulating points in ten tournaments in 2007 and 2008.

In their endeavour to qualify amidst the semi-professional players of especially Asia and Europe, Roelof was assisted financially by Badminton South Africa and Sascoc's 'Operation Excellence'. Chris was assisted through an Olympic Solidarity bursary of the IOC.
 

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