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Vietnamese pair clinch Canada Open badminton title

Update: July, 05/2016 - 09:00
Đỗ Tuấn Đức and Phạm Như Thảo seen on podium with their bonus after winning the Canada Open badminton tournament on July 3. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Đỗ Tuấn Đức and Phạm Như Thảo won the mixed doubles event at the Yonex Canada Open badminton tournament on Sunday.

The Vietnamese duo beat No 4 seed Nico Ruponen and Amanda Hogstrom of Sweden 21-9, 10-21, 21-13 in the final.

It is their first-ever international title and brought them 5,500 points. They are expected to enter the world top 50 when the next world ranking is released later this week.

At present, Việt Nam have Nguyễn Tiến Minh and Vũ Thị Trang among the world’s top 50 badminton players.

Đức, Thảo and their teammates arrived in Los Angeles to take part in the Yonex US Open which starts today.

Minh is seeded No 7 and will play Austrian David Obernosterer in the men’s singles event.

Trang is not a seeded player and she will face No 6 Iris Wang of the hosts in the women’s singles.

Duo Minh Bảo and Dương Bảo Đức will meet Japanese Taiki Shimada and Yoshinori Takeuchi in the men’s doubles.

Canada Open Champions Đức and Thảo will meet Abhishek Ahlawat and Jing Yu Hong of the hosts in the mixed doubles.

The finals are scheduled for Sunday. – VNS

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