Dang, World No.38, defeated top seed Christo Popov of France, World No.12, 2-0 (21-9, 21-13) in the final to take home the title.

Earlier, he defeated arch rivals Dennis Koppen of the Netherlands, World No.25, and Scotland’s Christopher Gimbley, World No.19, to reach the final.

Nguyen Hai Dang and Vu Thi Anh Thu celebrate winning the Cyprus Junior International Badminton Tournament. Source: VOV

Another Vietnamese player, Vu Thi Anh Thu, was the runner-up in the girls’ singles category after losing to Purva Barve of India 0-2 (13-21, 9-21) in the final match.

Thu is World No.49, while Barve is No.19.

In the semi-final, she lost to Nazlican Inci of Turkey.

Both Dang and Thu have earned a berth in Youth Olympics 2018, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October.

Source: VNA