Vũ Thị Trang won silver medal at the Maldives International Challenge 2019. Photo 24h.com.vn
HÀ NỘI Vũ Thị Trang won a silver medal in the women’s singles event at the Maldives International Challenge 2019 on Sunday.
Trang from the northern province of Bắc Giang, world No 64, lost to her lower-ranked opponent, Iris Wang of the United States, world No 102, 15-21, 14-21 in the final after 40 minutes.
Despite being the underdog throughout the tournament, Wang had shown plenty of determination to make the final having beat No 1 seed Neslihan Yigit of Turkey, world No 35, in the semi-final round. Meanwhile, Trang also beat Thet Htar Thuzar of Myanmar, world No 68 in the other semi-final.
With this result, Trang gains 3,400 points to have a total of 28,000 and be top female player in the country.
Trang is seeking a ticket to compete in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Việt Nam will have two representatives in Tokyo including one male and one female. VNS