More than 400 athletes to compete in Vietnam Open Badminton ChampsWednesday, August 1,2018
AsemconnectVietnam - More than 400 professional players from 26 nations and territories will compete in the Yonex – Sunrise Vietnam Open 2018 Badminton Championships in Ho Chi Minh City from August 7-12.
Speaking at a press conference to introduce the tournament on July 31, deputy head of the Vietnam Badminton Federation Nguyen Phuong Nam said the level of this year’s tournament will be upgraded from Grand Prix to World Tour Super 100, following the standards of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The players will compete in five categories, namely men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, with total prize money of 75,000 USD available.
This tournament will feature several high-ranking players, including Brazil’s Ygor Coelho (world No.34), Malaysia’s Daren Liew (No.41) and Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Minh (No.55) in the men’s singles, No.12 Savaka Takahashi from Japan in the women’s singles and duo Avako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata in the women’s doubles (No.14).
The Yonex – Sunrise Vietnam Open is a prestigious tournament held annually in Vietnam. Its results are included in the BWF ranking system.
Vietnamese paintings exhibited in Netherlands
Chess masters bring home Asian bronzes
Vietnam finish second at World Pencak Silat champs
Vietnam football star Nguyen Quang Hai among Asia’s top ten
Fire dance heats up festive season
Malaysian media comment on Vietnam’s football victory
Preservation of ethnic minorities’ culture – an urgent task: workshop
Vietnam’s AFF Suzuki Cup triumph makes international headlines
Workshop spotlights history of excavation of Thang Long Citadel
Chinese museum displays President Ho Chi Minh’s photos
Czech cultural corner debuts in Hanoi
Embassy hosts Vietnamese Cultural Days in Turkey
AFF Cup: Vietnam Airlines increases over 3,700 seats for football fans
First Japanese TV channel launched in Vietnam