(VOV) -Young Vietnamese young badminton player Pham Cao Cuong has secured 7th place in the latest World Badminton Federation (WBF) rankings. Cuong climbed 12 positions to record his highest ever WBF ranking. He is the second Vietnamese player to join Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, and South Korean rivals in the world’s top ten. Pham Cao Cuong’s notable 2013 achievements include a semifinal berth at Indonesia’s Tangkas Specs Junior Tournament and a silver medal-winning effort at the U19 Open tournament in the Republic of Korea. The Vietnamese players Do Tuan Duc and Pham Hong Nam were ranked 54th and 71st place in the world respectively.