Lao national badminton team leaves for Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2009

Posted by samakomlao Wednesday, October 7, 2009

(KPL) Four badminton players from the Lao national badminton team left Vientiane on 5 October to attend the YONEX-SUNRISE Vietnam Open Grand Prix 2009 which is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from 6 to 11 October.

A farewell ceremony for the Lao team was held on 5 October at the Wattay International Airport. The team comprising four badminton players and two coaches, are Mr. Somsaveng Sengsilavong, representative of the National Badminton Association (head), Mr. Yothin Latsavong, Mr. Sathien Mouanvongsa, Mr. Phakonekham Fongmalaiseng and Mr. Vanpaseut Philavanh. They will take part in men single and double badminton competition.

Mr. Somsaveng Sengsilavong disclosed that the Lao team was well prepared physically and technically. Thus we can say that we are sure to pass to the semi final in man double badminton competition, said Mr. Somsaveng. The Open Grand Prix is organised every year and this year?s competition will be divided into five categories: men and women single, men and women double, and mixed double badminton competitions. 16 teams are invited to this year?s competition, including two teams from Laos.

In 2008 the competition was held in Hanoi, the Lao team won the 3rd prize for men double team.

Create a Meebo Chat Room
Cheer for Laos
Name: **
What is your email? **
Your homepage (If any):
Where are you from? **
Your message for Laos **
Private Message: