Vietnam's top badminton players proved their strength advancing to the third round of the 2011 Yonex national badminton championships after the second round ended in Thai Nguyen on Thursday.
The world number seven Nguyen Tien Minh and his Ho Chi Minh City teammates Nguyen Hoang Nam and Hoang Cao Cuong all eased to the third round of the men's singles event.
Le Ha Anh and Luong Khanh Tan of the Hanoi team as well as the potential talent of the military team Nguyen Hoang Hai advanced.
Ho Vinh Quang from Dong Nai Province and Tran Van Tri from Quang Tri Province also cruised to the third round.
In the women's singles category, the country's No.1 Vu Thi Trang from Bac Giang Province eased into the third round.
Additionally, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi each have two other women players, while teams from Hai Phong and Tien Giang provinces each have one woman player in the next round, scheduled to take place from September 16-17.