The February 2014 Night Sky

Badminton hope

Lagoa badminton star Pedro Martins looks certain to qualify for the London Olympics after reaching the last 16 of the Grand Prix Swiss Open. The 22-year-old saw off both American Bjorn Seguin and Indian world No25 Ajay Jayaram in straight sets before going down 21-19, 13-21, 10-21 to top rated Daren Liew from Malaysia.  Martins and Che Lagoense team mate Telma Santos will participate in the sport’s European Championships in Sweden held between April 16 and 20.