Minh enters quarter-finals of Vietnam’s international badminton tournament

Friday, 2016-09-30 17:55:27
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Minh has performed well at the 2016 Kawasaki Vietnam International Series, successfully reaching the quarter-finals on September 30. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO – The top Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh defeated his Malaysian rival Satheishtharan 2-0, securing a ticket to the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2016 Kawasaki Vietnam International Series in northern province of Bac Ninh on September 30.

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The no. 1 Vietnamese player extended his winning streak at the tournament, thereby winning a berth to the men's singles quarter-finals.

Facing the tournament’s No. 11 seed Satheishtharan, who sits below Minh by 201 spaces in the world rankings, the Vietnamese player demonstrated his superior ability, winning 21-13 and 21-14 in just 35 minutes.

This is Minh’s third consecutive victory at the event. Next he will play Chen Chi Ting from Chinese Taipei.

In regards to the women's competition, No. 1 seed Vu Thi Trang easily beat Piramon Chamnaktan from Thailand with a score of 21-14, 21-11 to progress to the quarter-finals. Trang’s teammates Nguyen Thuy Linh (No. 5 seed) and Le Thu Huyen (No. 8 seed) also won a berth in the quarter-finals.

The biggest surprise of the day was seen in the failure of the No. 1 seed pair in the men's doubles. Vietnamese Bao Minh - Duong Bao Duc were defeated by the Republic of Korea’s pair Kang Dong Ho - Son Ju Hyung with the score of 21-13, 15-21, 21-19.