Hanoi (VNA) – The Ciputra Hanoi-Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International
Challenge 2019 wrapped up on April 14 after five days of thrilling competition
in men’s and women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
Firman Abdul Kholik from Indonesia, easily beat his fellow Chico Aura 21-16 and
21-7 in the men’s singles event to get the gold medal.
In the women’s singles, Japanese player Hirari Mizui earned the championship
title after trouncing Se Young-An from the Republic of Korea (RoK) 21-19 and
This is a successful tournament for Indonesian athletes who brought home
championship in the men and women’s doubles events. Kenas Adi Haryanto and Rian
Agung Saputro won Kang Min Hyuk and Kim Jae Hwan of the RoK after three
nail-biting sets. Meanwhile, Nita Violina Marwah and Putri Syaikah had a
convincing victory 2-0 over Hsieh Pei Shan and Lin Xiao Min from China’s
Japanese pair Hiroki Midorikawa and Natsu Saito were crowned the champions in
the mixed event after thrashing Thai couples Vichayapong Kanjanakeereewong and
Ruetthaichanok Laisuan 2-0.
The Ciputra Hanoi-Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge 2019 proved its
growing prestige as it drew the participation of 292 players from 18 countries
and territories, including Japan, the RoK, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and
Malaysia, which are strong in badminton.
International Challenge has been running for 12 years and became an official
tournament of the Badminton World Federation last year.-VNA