Taiwanese lose men's doubles final in Vietnam badminton open

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Photo courtesy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh

Photo courtesy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh

Hanoi, Vietnam, Sept. 11 (CNA) Taiwan's Liao Min-chun (廖敏竣) and Su Cheng-heng (蘇敬恆) lost in the men's doubles final at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open 2017 badminton tournament Sunday, suffering a 1-2 defeat at the hands of their Indonesian opponents.

The tournament, organized by the Vietnam Badminton Federation, kicked off Sept. 4 in Ho Chi Minh City, gathering 330 players from several countries.

Taiwan's national badminton team, composed of 63 members, was led by Chang Cheng-hsiung (張政雄), the head coach of the Chinese Taipei Badminton Association.

After six days of competition, Liao and Su advanced to the men's doubles final Sunday but lost to Indonesia's Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira and Ade Yusuf Santoso 21-12, 16-21, 21-23 to end in second place. The match lasted one hour and five minutes.

Japan's Sayaka Takahashi clinched the women's singles title, while Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab won the men's singles.

Thailand's Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong took the women's doubles title, while Indonesian pair Riky Widianto and Misata Mahudin won the mixed doubles.

(By Fan Ching-yi and Evelyn Kao)

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