Minh enters third round at TOTAL BWF World Championships hinh anh 1Nguyen Tien Minh (Source: VNA)

Vietnamese badminton ace Nguyen Tien Minh reached the third round at the TOTAL Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships 2015 after a three-set win.

Minh, a bronze medallist at the 2013 tournament, overcame 10th seed Kashyap Parupalli of India 17-21, 21-13, 21-18 in the men’s singles match in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 12.

Minh will face the winner of the match between Japanese Kento Momota and Martin Giuffre of Canada.

Defending champion and top-seeded Chen Long is still a strong contender, progressing to the final match after cruising to the third round with an easy 21-15, 21-7 over Raul Must of Estonia.

Big names in the third round include five-time world champion Lin Dan, seventh seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and third seed Srikanth Kidambi of India.

In the women’s singles event, Vu Thi Trang put up a good performance against sixth-seeded Wang Yihan but the former top Chinese player took the match after three sets (21-18, 17-21, 21-12).

Top seed and defending champion Carolina Marin of Spain remained on course for defending her title, reaching the third round where she will face Pai Yu Po of China’s Taipei.-VNA