Linh wins Việt Nam Open badminton tournament

October 03, 2022 - 17:47
Nguyễn Thùy Linh won the Yonex-Sunrise Việt Nam Open 2022, being the first Vietnamese woman to take the title of the Super 100 tournament on home soil.


Nguyễn Thùy Linh poses with her gold of the Yonex-Sunrise Việt Nam Open. VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI - Nguyễn Thùy Linh won the Yonex-Sunrise Việt Nam Open 2022, becoming the first Vietnamese woman to take the title of the Super 100 tournament on home soil.

Linh, seeded No 6, defeated former SEA Games champion Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia 21-15, 21-13 in a 32-minute final at Nguyễn Du Gymnasium.

Goh, who won her SEA Games title in 2017 when she was 17 and also was world junior champion twice, was considered a tough rival to 24-year-old Linh whose best result was the Challenger title in Belgium last month.

Early on, Linh made a number of mistakes and let No 7 seed Goh gain the lead. But the Tokyo Olympian came back and showed off her brilliance to take the victory.

Apart from a bonus in cash, Linh also received 5,500 points for her world ranking which saw her at No 58 last week.

In the men's singles, No 3 seed Kodai Naraoka of Japan beat China's Sun Fei Xiang 10-21, 21-14, 21-17 to lift the trophy.

The men's doubles title went to Ren Xiang Yu and Tan Qiang of China. The No 4 duo defeated teammates He Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong 17-21, 21-18, 21-8.

Thai sisters Benyapa and Nuntakam Aimsaard, who were the top title favourites, overcame No 2 seed duo Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma and Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi 21-16, 27-25 in the women's doubles.

No 4 duo Dejan Ferdinansyah and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja beat No 1 seed Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto and Lisa Ayu Kusumawati 21-13, 21-18 in an all-Indonesian final for the mixed double gold. VNS