Nhan Dan Newspaper National table tennis championships concludes

Monday, 2017-05-22 04:10:36
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At the closing ceremony
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NDO - The 35th Nhan Dan (The People’s) Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships - PetroVietnam - Ca Mau Fertilizer Cup 2017 officially wrapped up at Hai Duong Gymnasium in the northern city of Hai Duong on May 21 after seven days of competition.

In the men’s singles competition, with his rich experience in high level competitions, Dinh Quang Linh from the Army team defeated Nguyen Anh Tu from Hanoi 4-1 in the final match to claim this year’s title.

In the women’s singles event, Mai Hoang My Trang from Ho Chi Minh City Petrosetco successfully defended her championship title after defeating her opponent Nguyen Khoa Dieu Khanh from T&T Hanoi.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Duc Tuan and Dinh Thi Hue (Vicem Hoang Thach Hai Duong) beat opponents Nguyen Hoang Chung and Dinh Thi Hang 3-0 to claim the mixed doubles crown.

In the men’s doubles final, Tuan Quynh and Anh Tu of Hanoi T&T1 needed only 10 minutes to overcome duo Huy Hoang (Hanoi T&T 1) – Ta Hong Khanh (Vinh Long) to take the title.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Nhan Dan newspaper Deputy Editor-in-chief Phan Huy Hien and head of the tournament’s steering board, affirmed that after seven days of competition, the tournament came to an successful end.

The championship is considered a national-level sporting event and contributed to the development of Vietnam’s high-performance sports as a whole and table tennis in particular, and the facilitatingon of the sports movement among different allstrata of people for better health, he noted.

The annual tournament was co-organised by Nhan Dan Newspaper, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training and the Vietnam Table Tennis Federation, as part of activities to celebrate the 127th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday (May 19, 1890-2016).

Players battled it out for seven sets of medals in seven events - the men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team disciplines and the mixed doubles category - with each set comprising one first prize, one second prize and two third prizes.

The annual event offers a good chance to players to sharpen their skills and vie for slots in the national teams, in preparation for future international and regional competitions, notably the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia this August.