Vietnamese badminton players secure Olympic berths
Badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh (Photo: sggp.org.vn)
NDO/VNA – Two Vietnamese badminton players Nguyen Tien Minh and Nguyen Thuy Linh have won berths to the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on June 7.
They will compete at the men’s and women’s singles at the global sporting event, which comprise of 38 players each.
According to the rankings of players eligible for the Games, Minh is placed 32th while Linh stands at the 25th spot.
To date, Vietnam has secured 10 Olympic berths in swimming, boxing, gymnastics, archery, rowing, taekwondo, and badminton.
The Tokyo Games, which was delayed for one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, with a total of 339 sets of medals across 33 sports.