Nguyên Thùy Linh Upsets Former World Champion at German Open

Nguyên Thùy Linh Upsets Former World Champion at German Open

Badminton player Nguyên Thùy Linh makes a splash at the German Open

On Saturday March 2, Nguyên Thùy Linh, the number 1 of Vietnamese badminton, caused a sensation at the German Open, an annual international badminton tournament, by beating former world champion Ratchanok Intanon in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles .

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La joueuse Nguyen Thuy Linh. Photo: VNA/CVN

Thai player Ratchanok Intanon, currently ranked 14th in the world, won the World Championships in 2013, becoming the youngest player to win the tournament. Intanon even reached world number one in women’s singles in 2016.

However, this time, with confidence, after 33 minutes, Vietnamese Thùy Linh defeated Ratchanok Intanon in straight sets, with a score of 2-0, allowing her to book her ticket to the semi-final.

The victory marks Thùy Linh’s impressive comeback and helps her accumulate more points in her quest to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

In the semi-final, Thùy Linh will face her South Korean opponent Kim Ga Eun (13th in the world).

VNA/CVN

2024-03-02 08:00:00
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