Vietnamese badminton team enjoys first win at Sudirman Cup hinh anh 1Vietnamese badminton team (Photo: Courtesy of Nguyen Tien Minh) 
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam secured their first win over New Zealand at the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament at the Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre in Gold Coast, Australia, on May 21.

National top athlete Nguyen Tien Minh beat Dylan Soedjasa 21-8, 21-7 in the men’s singles match.

His wife and teammate Vu Thi Trang defeated Sally Fu 21-6, 21-5 in the women’s singles.

Duo Do Tuan Duc and Pham Nhu Thao won 21-13, 18-21, 22-20 against Oliver Leydon-Davis and Susannah Leydon-Davis in the mixed doubles.

Earlier, Nguyen Thuy Linh and Pham Nhu Thao had no difficulty winning 21-16, 21-11 against Anona Pak and Danielle Tahuri in the women’s doubles.

Do Tuan Duc and Pham Hong Nam made a strong come back to beat Kevin Dennerly-Minturn and Oliver Leydon-Davis 18-21, 21-14, 12-21.

Vietnam will play the second match of Group 2A against Canada on May 23.

Canada defeated Scotland 3-2 on May 21.-VNA