|Phạm Cao Cường. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s No 2 badminton player Phạm Cao Cường, who hopes to earn a bronze medal at August’s Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, held a five-year contract signing ceremony with the Thái Bình Oil and Gas Petroleum Joint Stock Company yesterday.
Under the contract, the 21-year-old Cường will become the brand ambassador for the Tiền Hải natural mineral water company.
With this contract, Cường will be supported in his upcoming tournaments in the US and Malaysia.
Cường also aims to enter the world’s top 100 to earn a ticket to compete in the Asian Games in 2018 in Indonesia.
At present, Cường is world No 143. In the Asian badminton championship in 2014, while Vietnamese top player Nguyễn Tiến Minh was ousted from the first round, Cường reached the second round after beating Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei, world No 22, with a score of 21-18, 21-14.
Cường, who competed in the Youth Olympics in China in 2014, is expected to replace Minh in the near future. — VNS