Minh drops to 14th in world rankings
The country's top badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh dropped three places in the international rankings released by the Badminton World Federation last Thursday.
The decline to 14th place follows a poor performance at the London Olympic Games where he was eliminated in the group stages with one win and one loss.
It is the 29-year-old's lowest rank in the last three years. He had achieved a high of sixth place in July 2010.
Minh starts his defence of the Viet Nam Open in HCM City as top seed today. — VNS