Vietnamese badminton ace Nguyen Tien Minh won the Yonex Sunrise badminton championships – Vietnam Open on August 26 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Seeded No 1 Minh beat Japanese player Takuma Ueda, No 6, 21-14, 21-19 in the men’s singles final in 50 minutes to win the first title of this year.

This is the fourth title he has won in the competition, which is in its fifth year. He previously won tournaments in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The title was a great consolation to Minh following his disappointing performance at the London Olympic Games last month, where he crashed out in the group stage.

Thai and Indonesian players dominated other events, winning two out of four remaining titles each.

Meanwhile, in the ITF Vietnam Junior Championship-Hue 2012, Vietnamese tennis player Ly Hoang Nam won first prize in the men’s singles. In the women’s singles event, Yating Chang from Taiwan, China won the championship.

Congsup Congcar from Thailand and Ho Huynh Dan Mach from Vietnam overcame Taiwan’s pair in the men’s doubles to won championships while Taiwan’s pair En Pei Huang and Yi Chi Ma beat their Thai rivals to win the women’s doubles event.

The tournament attracted 134 under-18 athletes from 22 countries and territories to compete in Hue from August 18-26.-VNA