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Top female badminton player Nguyen Thuy Linh ranks 35th in the world rankings.

The BWF announced on March 28 that the nation’s top female badminton player Nguyen Thuy Linh had leaped up five places to 35th position. This rise can be attributed to her victory at the Ciputra Hanoi-Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge 2023 when won the tournament.

Linh also ranked second at the Thailand Badminton Challenge after she lost out to Takahashi in the finals on March 12.

Meanwhile, young female player Vu Thi Anh Thu also climbed to 136th from 142nd place in the latest rankings. Elsewhere, other talented player Vu Thi Trang also jumped four places to rank 111th position.

Furthermore, Vietnamese male badminton player Le Duc Phat made a big jump to 169th place from 242nd place in the world rankings.

Phat was the only local male representative to make the final round of Vietnam Challenge 2023. However, he ultimately finished second after being defeated by Takuma Obayashi of Japan. 

Badminton star Nguyen Hai Dang jumped 11 notches to 152nd place, the highest ranking a Vietnamese male tennis player has ever achieved.

Meanwhile, Tien Minh climbed 12 places to rank 155th in the world.

Source: VOV