Vietnam wins first gold in World Shuttlecock Champs

11:19 | 26/07/2017 Sports

Vietnam won a gold medal at the ongoing World Shuttlecock Championships in Hong Kong.

Hồ Phước Sang wins Việt Nam’s first gold medal at the ongoing World Shuttlecock Championships in Hong Kong. — Photo baomoi.com

Hồ Phước Sang defeated a Chinese rival 17-21, 21-12, 21-18 in the men’s singles final on Monday to top 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 women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles categories, and team events.

Việt Nam are the world No 1 in this sport.

The team has been in the top position in all the previous editions.

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

Theo VNS