Shuttlecock master: Vietnamese top badminton player Nguyễn Tiến Minh. — Photo cdn.ole.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese badminton player Nguyễn Tiến Minh entered the second round of the Xiamenair Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on June 8.
Mimh defeated Takuma Ueda from Japan 21-13, 21-17 after 38 minutes in the first round of the men’s singles.
Minh’s girlfriend, Vũ Thị Trang also beat Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore 21-18, 21-19 in 45 minutes in the women’s singles match.
Both Trang and Minh, who won the recent Vietnam International Challenge held in Hà Nội, have qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio in August.
The Australian Open event is offering one of the most lucrative sporting prize pools in Australia, with US$736,000 up for grabs. It also gives athletes one of the last opportunities to earn world ranking points to compete and improve their seeding at the Rio Olympics.
The finals are on Sunday, June 12. — VNS