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Thư advances to world junior championship’s fourth round

Update: October, 18/2017 - 15:00
Vũ Thị Anh Thư of Việt Nam competes at the World Junior Badminton Championships’ women’s singles, ongoing in Indonesia. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vũ Thị Anh Thư of Việt Nam advanced to the fourth round of the World Junior Badminton Championships’ women’s singles, ongoing in Indonesia.

Thư on Tuesday defeated Catarina Martins of Portugal 21-9, 21-8. Earlier, she got a bye in the first round. Thư then beat Clara Lassaux from Belgium 21-14, 21-12 in the second round.

The Vietnamese will next play No 8 seed, Aakarshi Kashyap of India, who won 21-13, 21-14 over Hana Mohamed of Egypt on Tuesday.

In the men’s singles, Lê Thanh Lâm of Việt Nam was eliminated from the second round and Nguyễn Hải Đăng was out after the third round.

Lâm and Nguyễn Xuân Mạnh competed in the men’s doubles but they could win only one match before they lost in the second round.

Thư and Đăng were ousted early in the first round of the mixed doubles event.

The 19th tournament offers six categories. The team event closed with China taking the title. They were followed by Malaysia, while South Korea and Japan shared the third place. The men’s and women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles will be organised until Sunday. — VNS


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