Thet Htar Thuzar wins bronze at Maldives competition

Thet Htar Thuzar
Thet Htar Thuzar (right) holds up her bronze medal at the Maldives International Challenge 2019. Photo:Thet Htar Thuzar’s Facebook page

Myanmar badminton idol Thet Htar Thuzar won the bronze medal at the women’s single event of the Maldives International Challenge 2019, which was held from 24 to 29 September at the Ekuveni multipurpose stadium in Male, Maldives.
A 1-2 loss to Viet Nam’s Thi Trang in the decisive semifinal on 28 September ended Thet Htar Thuzar’s dreams of winning the championship title.
United States badminton player Iris Wang won the championship by beating Viet Nam’s Thi Trang in the final. Thet Htar Thuzar passed the group stages successfully with good results.
In her first group match, Thet Htar Thuzar made a good record by beating Sri Lanka’s Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa with a 2-1 result (21-9,12-21, and 21-8). Thet Htar Thuzar also maintained good form in the next match, beating India’s Vrushali Gummadi by a decisive 2-0 result (21-14 and 21-14).
In the third group match, Thet Htar Thuzar beat Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri by a two-match solid win result: 21-8 and 21-11.
In the quarterfinal, Thet Htar Thuzar beat 47th world badminton ranker for women’s single events, Brittney Tam, by 21-19, 14-21, and 21-9.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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