Vietnam wins first gold in world shuttlecock championships

Wednesday, 2017-07-26 04:41:57
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Ho Phuoc Sang wins ​Vietnam's first gold medal at the ongoing World Shuttlecock Championships in Hong Kong. — Photo baomoi.com
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NDO/VNA - Vietnam has won a gold medal at the ongoing World Shuttlecock Championships in Hong Kong (China).

Ho Phuoc Sang defeated a Chinese rival 17-21, 21-12, 21-18 in the men’s singles final on July 24 to become champion of the event for the first time in four editions. The event is organised every two years.

The ninth edition of the tournament will continue until July 27 with competitions in the women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles categories, and team events.

Vietnam is the world No 1 in this shuttlecock with the national team finishing in the top position in all previous editions.

Two years ago in Italy, Vietnam ranked first with four gold and three silver medals. China was second with three gold medals. Macau was third with three bronze medals.