China dominates Badminton Vietnam Open

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Chinese badminton players took three of the five championships at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Grand Prix 2010 which ended in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

Chinese player Chen Yuekun, ranked 294th in the world, grabbed the men's singles title after beating Nan Wel of Hong Kong 21-13, 21-14 in the finals to take a US$3,750 cash prize.

It was Chen who dethroned the tournament's top-ranked player, Vietnamese star Nguyen Tien Minh in the quarterfinals who, at the time, was ranked 9th in the world.

The women's singles final match turned into an all-Chinese contest. Jin Ma-Qianxin Zheng beat compatriots Jinhua Tang-Huan Xia 21-19, 21-23, 21-13.

The Chinese pair Hanbin He-Jin Ma earned their mixed doubles victory after beating Hong Kong rivals Youhan-Samatha in straight sets in the finals.

The men's doubles title went to the Indonesian duo Ahsan-Septano who beat Malaysian competitors Tazari and Soon Hock Ong.

Inthanon from Thailand claimed the women's singles gold medal after beating Chinese contestant Hui Zhon 21-17, 22-20 in the final match.

The event indicated that Vietnamese badminton players, especially women players, are still very far from qualifying as international competitors.

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