The 2012 Ciputra Hanoi - Vietnam International Challenge badminton tournament ended in Hanoi on April 1.
The week-long event attracted 300 outstanding players from 24 countries and territories around the world, who completed in five events: men’s singles, womens’ singles, men’s doubles, womens’ doubles, and mixed doubles.
As many as 48 Vietnamese players took part in the event in a hope of earning a ticket to the coming summer Olympics in London, but they all failed.
In the mixed doubles event, two Singaporean competitors Chrisnanta Danny Bawa Piazebadiah (the world’s No.27) and Faisal Hafizla defeated their Indonesian rivals 2-1 to claim the champion title.
In the women’s singles event, Thai player Jindapon Nichaon trounced Mine Ayumi from Japan to secure first prize.
The organizing board awarded cash prizes worth US$15,000 in total. Source: VOV