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Last Vietnamese players out of Asian badminton tourney

Update: April, 19/2013 - 09:04

There are no Vietnamese competitors remaining at the ongoing Asia Badminton Championships in Chinese Taipei.

The last three representatives were sent home yesterday after losing to their seeded rivals.

Pham Cao Cuong was defeated by Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong 21-5, 21-12. Nguyen Hoang Nam lost 21-13, 21-12 to Malaysia's Wei Feng Chong and also came second best in the doubles, with him and his partner Duong Bao Duc losing to hotly-tipped Chinese pair Wei Hong and Ye Shen 21-7, 21-8.

Viet Nam's top player Nguyen Tien Minh was surprisingly defeated 16-21, 11-21 by Hong Kong's Chan Yan Kit late on Wednesday.

The finals will take place on Sunday, with the winners set to walk away with US$200,000. — VNS

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