Vietnam International: India Still Awaits a Finalist at Hanoi

A team of 12 Indians are participating at Vietnam International 2017 in an effort to improve the record of only 3 semifinals for Indians in the event that started in 2000. Three semifinals are the best performances for Indians. Two in Men’s Singles – one each by Sai Praneeth (2012) and Chetan Anand (2008), and one by Men’s Doubles team of Tarun Kona / Arun Vishnu (2012). In 2017 Hanoie – Vietnam International, India has two seeds in Men’s singles and 3 seeds in Men’s and Mixed Doubles. On Day 1, three Indians lost while three joined Rasika Raje and 3 doubles team on Day 2.

Indian Badminton Performance in 2017

Day 1
Qualification: Bodhit Joshi entered Main round.
Men’s Singles Round 1: Won

    Bodhit Joshi def Timothy Chiu (Canada) 21-14 21-13 in 27 minutes
    8th seed Abhishek Yelegar def Setthanam (Thailand) 21-17 21-14 in 33 minutes
    12th seed Siril Verma def Jaspar (Brunei) 21-8 21-10 in 25 minutes

Men’s Singles Round 1: Lost

    Mithun Manjunath lost to Liu Haichao (China) 21-8 19-21 21-16 in 47 minutes
    Hemanth M Gowda lost to Aljallad Ahmad (Syria) 22-20 21-19 in 33 minutes
    Chirag Sen lost to Mahbub (Indonesia) 21-19 15-21 21-14 in 50 minutes

Day 2

    Bodhit Joshi vs 10th seed Shesar (Indonesia)
    Abhishek Yelegar vs Chico (Indonesia)
    Siril Verma vs Duc Phat (Vietnam)
    Mixed Doubles 3rd seed Satwiksairaj / Maneesha vs Chinese pair
    WS Rasika Raje vs 6th seed Nguyen (Vietnam)
    MD 4th seed Arjun MR / Ramchandran Shlok vs Chinese pair
    MD 6th seed Satwiksairaj / Chirag Shetty vs Chinese pair

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