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Linh last VN standing at Nepal badminton tourney

Update: December, 17/2016 - 03:00
Nguyễn Thùy Linh of Việt Nam enters the final of the Nepal International Series’ women’s singles category. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thùy Linh became the only Vietnamese player still standing at the Nepal International Series badminton tournament yesterday in Kathmandu.

Linh, who is seeded No 1 in the women’s singles category, overcame Iranian Aghaei Hajiagha Soraya, No 3, 21-17, 21-6 in the semi-final match.

She will face Devi Yunita Indah Sari of Indonesia for the gold medal. Sari yesterday defeated Vietnamese Trần Thị Phương Thúy 21-17, 21-16.

On the men’s side, two Vietnamese players who were both seeded were ousted.

Phạm Cao Cường, No 6, was best 13-21, 21-6, 16-21 by No 2 Abhishek Yelegar of India. No 7 Lê Đức Phát lost 19-21, 18-21 to another Indian Siddharath Thakur, No 5.

All finals will be held on Saturday, with the winners sharing a total prize of US$6,000.

In all 76 players from nine nations are taking part in five different events: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. — VNS

 

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