SUBANDORO, LEE AND CHOONG TAKE VIETNAM OPEN TITLES
by Mike Grossman (from a report filed by Y.M. Fong)
November 24, 1996 (New Shuttlenws) - Nunung Subandoro of Indonesia
captured his first badminton tournament championship on the top
international Grand Prix circuit today at the Vietnam Open. Subandoro,
whose previous last big victory was the 1995 Indonesian national
championship, defeated Yan Wei of China 15-6 and 15-3 in the finals.
Subandoro was joined in the first-time winner's circle by Lee Wan
Wah and Choong Tan Fook of Malaysia who won the men's doubles title
with their 15-6, 15-6 finals victory over Liu Yong and Zhang Wei of
Despite the two finals losses in the men's events, Chinese players
did not leave the Vietnam Open empty-handed.
Both the women's singles finals and the women's doubles finals were
all-China affairs. In the women's singles championship match, Sun Jian
beat Zeng Yaqiong 11-5 and 12-9 while in the women's doubles, the
specialist pair of Zhang Jin and Peng Xingyong defeated a scratch
team consisting of the two women's singles finalists, Sun Jian and Zeng
Yaqiong, with the score of 15-9, 12-15 and 15-8.
Liu Yong and Zhang Jin also combined in the mixed doubles to bring in
a third 1996 Vietnam Open championship for China. Liu and Zhang beat
Indonesians Sandiarto and Finarsih in the mixed doubles final 15-9
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