Ho Chi Minh City: Indonesia snagged four out of five gold medals offered at the 2014 Vietnam Open Grand Prix on Sunday.
Top seed Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia ended the impressive run of Indian shuttler HS Prannoy in the men’s singles final in Ho Chi Minh City. Fifth seeded Prannoy could not maintain the level of play he showed in the opening game went down 21-18, 15-21, 18-21 in an hour and three-minute contest.
“Prannoy has good endurance. I was forced to play resiliently in the first set to counter his attacks. I played aggressively and fortunately I won the math,” said Rumbaka.
In women’s singles, 2012 World Junior Champion Nozomi Okuhara defeated compatriot, the 2013 and 2014 World Junior Champion Aya Ohori 21-15, 21-11 in 36 minutes to capture the title.
In the all Indonesian mixed doubles final, Muhammad Rijal-Vita Marissa crushed Irfan Fadhilah-Weni Anggriani in straight games, 21-18, 21-10 to clinch the victory.
Meanwhile in the women’s doubles, Rosyita Eka Putri Sari – Maretha Dea Giovani dethroned teammates Gebby Ristiyani-Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani 21-19, 15-21, 21-10 in 55 minutes.
In the last match, the Indonesian pair of Andrei Adistia-Hendra Gunawan Aprida won the fourth title for Indonesia after conquering Kenta Kazuno / Kazushi Yamada of Japan 15-21, 23-21, 21-17 in 53 minutes.
“It was a remarkable achievement for Indonesia by winning four of five titles at the 2014 Vietnam Open Grand Prix. I hope this could boost the morale of our shuttlers who will compete at home in the upcoming Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold and in the 2014 Asian Games, “said Gita Wirjawan, Chairman of Badminton Association of Indonesia.