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Back-to-back win for Minh at Viet Nam Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 October 2009
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HCM CITY — Viet Nam’s top male badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh won his second Viet Nam Open title with the bonus of US$3,750 after defeating Malaysian fourth seed Chong Wei Feng in the men’s singles final at Phan Dinh Phung Gymnasium in HCM City yesterday.Bird man: Nguyen Tien Minh returns a drop shot from his Malaysian opponent Chong Wei Feng in the men's singles final yesterday. Minh won 21-7, 19-21, 21-14 to clinch the second title in succession.

The victory is the culmination of a triumphant year for the world No 7, who won the SCG Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2009 in July and the Yonex Chinese Taipei Grand Prix 2009 Gold in August.

It is also Minh’s seventh international title. Previous wins include the Malaysia Satellite in 2004, the Viet Nam Satellite in 2006 and in 2008 and the Viet Nam Open in 2008.

 
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International badminton tourney begins in HCM City

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 October 2009
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The 2009 Yonex-Sunrise Vietnam Open kicked off at the Phan Dinh Phung Sport Complex in Ho Chi Minh City on October 7.  

220 badminton players from 14 countries and territories will compete in men's, women's, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mix-doubles events for a total prize money of US$50,000.

The host country’s No.1 and world No.7 Nguyen Tien Minh is expected to win the men’s event in the tournament.

 
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Tien Minh ranks among highest-earning athletes in Vietnam

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 October 2009
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Nguyen Tien Minh, Vietnam’s number one badminton player, earns approximately VND 100 million per month, becoming one of the highest earning athletes in Vietnam. 

His income comes from a newly signed contract with Becamex Binh Duong which offers VND50 million per month for his progress in the world’s ranking, US$2,000 funded by Victor Company and monthly salary. 

Minh has made great efforts to advance to the 7th place in the world. 
He will protect his championship at the Vietnam Open tournament, which will kick off in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6.

 
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Young local shuttlers skip Alfamart Open to prepare for World Championships

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 October 2009
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With South Korea already opting out of the Junior Challenge Open Badminton championships in Jakarta in the wake of the West Sumatra earthquake, local young stars are also steering shy.

The six-day event was touted as a warm-up prior to the World Junior Badminton Championships, but the national badminton authority is sending only five of its 39 junior athletes.

The second edition of championships, co-sponsored by the Tangkas Badminton Club and retail chain Alfamart, commenced Monday in the capital.

The five players from the junior national camp are Kevin Alexander, Suci Rizki Andini, Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah, Della Destiara Harris and Gebby Ristyani Imawan, all playing in doubles.

Suci plays with Kevin in the mixed doubles, and with Tiara in the girls' doubles, while Della and Gebby are also in the girls' doubles.

 

Beng Hong beats Hafiz for the first time to win Terengganu Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 04 October 2009
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PETALING JAYA: Kuan Beng Hong beat Mohd Hafiz Hashim for the first time in his career to emerge as the men’s singles champion in the Terengganu Open badminton championships yesterday.

Second-seeded Beng Hong’s 21-18, 21-17 win in the 30-minute final also prolonged Hafiz’s barren run in the National Circuit.Taking off like a shuttle: Kuan Beng Hong’s success in the Terengganu Open will be good for his morale.

And Beng Hong’s victory, after going through a slump, has opened up his chance to be considered for international tournaments again.

Beng Hong had been dropped from the selection of the team for next week’s Vietnam Open due to poor form.

Now, Hendrawan will recommend that the shuttler be included in the squad for the two Super Series in Asia – China and Hong Kong – in November.

Beng Hong is thrilled with his breakthrough.

 

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