Linh last VN standing at Nepal badminton tourney

December, 17/2016 - 03:00

Nguyễn Thùy Linh became the only Vietnamese player still standing at the Nepal International Series badminton tournament yesterday in Kathmandu.

Nguyễn Thùy Linh of Việt Nam enters the final of the Nepal International Series’ women’s singles category. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thùy Linh became the only Vietnamese player still standing at the Nepal International Series badminton tournament yesterday in Kathmandu.

Linh, who is seeded No 1 in the women’s singles category, overcame Iranian Aghaei Hajiagha Soraya, No 3, 21-17, 21-6 in the semi-final match.

She will face Devi Yunita Indah Sari of Indonesia for the gold medal. Sari yesterday defeated Vietnamese Trần Thị Phương Thúy 21-17, 21-16.

On the men’s side, two Vietnamese players who were both seeded were ousted.

Phạm Cao Cường, No 6, was best 13-21, 21-6, 16-21 by No 2 Abhishek Yelegar of India. No 7 Lê Đức Phát lost 19-21, 18-21 to another Indian Siddharath Thakur, No 5.

All finals will be held on Saturday, with the winners sharing a total prize of US$6,000.

In all 76 players from nine nations are taking part in five different events: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. — VNS

 

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