Indonesian Badminton Squad Brings Home Two Gold Medals From 2017 Vietnam Open

Indonesia's badminton team won two gold medals at the 2017 Vietnam Open, which lasted from Sept. 4 to 10. (Photo courtesy of Twitter/PBSI)

By : Amal Ganesha | on 7:45 PM September 11, 2017
Category : Sports, Badminton

Jakarta. Indonesia's badminton team won two gold medals at the 2017 Vietnam Open, which lasted from Sept. 4 to 10.

The two titles were won by Alfian Eko Prasetya and Melati Daeva Oktavianti in the mixed doubles category, while Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira and Ade Yusuf Santoso won in men's doubles individual events.

Alfian and Melati beat fellow Indonesians Riky Widianto and Masita Mahmudin in the tournament's final at the Nguyen Du Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday (10/09), by a straight game of 21-14 and 21-14.

Wahyu and Ade, meanwhile, beat Taiwanese pair Liao Min Chun and Su Cheng Heng 12-21, 21-16 and 23-21.

"This is my first title with Melati, as we've just been paired recently," 23-year-old Alfian said of the win. "We were composed and enjoying the game, that's the key," Melati meanwhile added.

Women's doubles pair Della Destiara Haris and Rizki Amelia Pradipta failed to win in their final match-up, losing 16-21 and 19-21 to Thailand's Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong.

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