Last update: 16:57 | 18/04/2018
Unseeded Vietnamese player Nguyen Hai Dang won in the boys’ singles category of the Cyprus Junior International Badminton Tournament on April 16.
Nguyen Hai Dang and Vu Thi Anh Thu celebrate winning the Cyprus Junior International Badminton Tournament. — Photo vovworld.vn
Dang, World No 38, defeated top seed Christo Popov of France, World No 12, 2-0 (21-9, 21-13) in the final to take home the title.
Earlier, Dang had defeated arch rivals Dennis Koppen of the Netherlands, World No 25, and Scotland’s Christopher Gimbley, World No 19, to reach the final.
Another Vietnamese player, Vu Thi Anh Thu, was the runner-up in the girls’ singles category after losing to Purva Barve of India 0-2 (13-21, 9-21) in the final match.
Thư is World No 49, while Barve is No 19.
In the semi-final, Thu lost to Nazlican Inci of Turkey.
Both Dang and Thu have earned a berth in Youth Olympics 2018, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October.