16:29 | 30/07/2019 Society
Top Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh has secured the men’s single title at the Lagos International Classics 2019 badminton tournament which ended in Nigeria on July 27.
|Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh - Source: nhandan|
Minh, the world’s No 60 and the tournament’s seed No 2, defeated Misha Zilberman of Israel, who is the world’s No 42 and the tournament’s seed No 1, 2-0 (21-18, 25-23) in the final to win the championship.
With the triumph, Minh continued to consolidate his place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.
Earlier, Minh bagged a bronze medal at the JE Wilson International Series badminton tournament in Ghana.
Despite being the top seed, Minh lost 16-21, 21-10, 18-21 to unseeded George Kiran of India in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Minh’s teammate and wife Vu Thi Trang beat Mugdha Agrey of India 21-10, 21-6 in the women’s singles final to take the title.