Vietnamese players show their gold medals as the Group 2 victors at the Sudirman Cup in Australia on May 26.
After winning Group 2A, Vietnam beat Singapore, winner of Group 2B, 3-1 at the Gold Coast’s Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre . The Vietnamese players won in the men’s and women’s singles matches, represented by husband and wife Nguyen Tien Minh and Vu Thi Trang.
Their teammates triumphed in the mixed doubles, when Do Tuan Duc and Pham Nhu Thao beat Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Wong Jia Ying Crystal 21-18, 23-21. Earlier, Vietnam won all three matches in Group 2A, beating New Zealand, Canada and Scotland. Vietnam will advance to the Group 1 next year.
For the first time in history, the prestigious 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup be held on Australia's stunning Gold Coast. The 2017 Sudirman Cup (officially known as the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup for sponsorship reasons) is the 15th edition of the Sudirman Cup, the biennial international badminton championship contested by the mixed national teams of the member associations of Badminton World Federation (BWF), since its inception in 1989.
The tournament is hosted by Gold Coast, Australia between 21 and 28 May 2017. It was the first time this event is hosted outside Asia and Europe since its establishment in 1989.
The matches was played at Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre. It was the first time that Australia had hosted the tournament and the first time this event is hosted outside Asia and Europe since its establishment in 1989.