Nguyen Tien Minh jumped to the world top five

(CPV) - For the second time in his life, Vietnam's badminton ace Nguyen Tien Minh jumped to the world top five in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, beginning from August 15. His first record was on December 2, 2010.

(CPV) - For the second time in his life, Vietnam's badminton ace Nguyen Tien Minh jumped to the world top five in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, beginning from August 15. His first record was on December 2, 2010.

The record was thanked to his bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in Guangzhou (China) after a straight-sets loss to Lin Dan from China. Tien Minh earned additional 4,550 points from BWF, totaling 59716 points.

In the rankings, the top place still belongs to Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, followed by the two Chinese players Chen Long and Pengyu, and Ponsana from Thailand.

Mr Le Thanh Sang, General Secretary of Vietnam Badminton Federation has said Vietnam is likely has no chance of seeing the “second professional artist Nguyen Tien Minh” in the next 20 years. Ruthless is reality.

Tien Minh, 30, is now playing for Pune Vijetas club in the Indian Badminton League from August 14-31. The Indian club offered to pay Minh USD44,000 for the tournament. Beside, he has the opportunity to get huge bonuses apart from this USD1 million – tour in total.

In the first stage, Pune Vijetas club had a 3-2 win against Krrish Delhi Smashers club. On August 17, Tien Minh will compete with Mumbai Masters club in the second stage, facing world number 1 Lee Chong Wei.

Tien Minh spoke he would do the best in both domestic and international levels in the upcoming time, then quit his career in 2016./.

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