World No 8 sent home by S Korean

Update: March, 06/2014 - 09:45

HA NOI (VNS)  — Qualifier Lee Dong-keun of South Korea came from behind to beat Viet Nam's world No 8 Nguyen Tien Minh 17-21, 21-16, 21-16 in the first round of the Yonex All England Open badminton tournament yesterday in Birmingham.

Minh's defeat was the biggest shock of the opening round.

Last year Minh reached the quarter-finals where he was beaten 21-17, 21-19 by world No 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

The All England Open has lured some of the world's top athletes competing for prize money of US$400,000. The event will wrap up on Sunday. — VNS