|Vũ Thị Anh Thư of Việt Nam (centre) on the top podium of the Croatia Open on June 23. VNS Photo Phúc Nguyễn
HÀ NỘI — Vũ Thị Anh Thư of Việt Nam secured a gold medal in the Croatia Open badminton tournament on June 23 in Dubrovnik.
Thư defeated Saloni Samirbhai Mehta of Hong Kong 21-9, 16-21, 21-14 in the women's singles final.
It is the first international title for the 21-year-old, who is believed to be Việt Nam's badminton future.
Jaymie Laurens and Sin Yan Happy Lo shared third place.
On the men's singles side, Nguyễn Hải Đăng took silver after losing 15-21, 21-16, 18-21 to Malaysian Hoh Justin in the 80-minute final.
Jason Gunawan of Hong Kong and Cholan Kayan of England took third. VNS