Date of birth:2/12/1983 Place of birth:Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Height:169 Current Residence:Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hobbies:Listening to music, surfing the internet, collecting technological gadgets, and eating good food Highest Level of Education:High School Graduate Style of Play:Rally Plays:Right handed Language(s):English, Vietnamese International Debut:2001 Coach:Nguyen Anh Hoang
Previous Olympics Games competed and result:Beijing 2008 (first round) When and Where begin playing this sport, and Why this sport?:I started playing badminton when I was 10, mainly as a mean to improve my health. It started off as a fun hobby with other kids around the block where I lived, but slowly I became engrossed with the sport's beautiful movements - its emphasis on flexibility, swiftness, and strategy. In high school, I finally decided to turn my passion into a career. Equipment Sponsor and Current Racket Model:Victor, MX70 Training Regime:6 days a week, two sessions on weekdays and one on Saturdays Memorable Sporting Achievements:In 2010, when I won gold medals for the Thailand Grand Prix Gold, Australia Grand Prix, and Taiwan Grand Prix Gold. Most Influential Person:My parents and brother Sporting Hero or Idol:Roger Federer Sporting Philosophy or Personal Slogan or Favourite Quote:"No Guts, No Glory" Sporting Awards / Honours (so far):I have been named one of Vietnam's top 10 athletes for several years, but no international awards or honours yet. Sporting Ambitions:Hopefully to win a World Superseries title before retiring. When did you start competing or playing competitively?:In 1997 when I first represented my district to compete in the city championships. Member of current national team since:2000
Yonex OCBC US open GPG 2013
Sat 7/13/2013 Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - Hong KongWing Ki Wong  18-21 21-17 21-18[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Fri 7/12/2013 Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - JapanKento Momota  21-12 21-8[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Thu 7/11/2013 7:00 PM Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - U.S.A.Sattawat Pongnairat 21-10 21-10[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Wed 7/10/2013 6:45 PM Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - MalaysiaChun Seang Tan  21-16 12-21 21-8[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Tue 7/9/2013 7:15 PM Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - U.S.A.Calvin Lin 21-6 21-6[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Mon 7/8/2013 9:00 PM Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - MexicoLopez Andres 21-8 21-10[View match statistics] [View Head to head]
Li Ning Singapore Open 2013
Sat 6/22/2013 Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - IndonesiaTommy Sugiarto 22-20 19-21 15-21[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Fri 6/21/2013 Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - GermanyMarc Zwiebler 23-21 11-8 Retired[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Thu 6/20/2013 8:00 PM Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - ThailandTanongsak Saensomboonsuk 17-21 21-5 21-13[View match statistics] [View Head to head] Wed 6/19/2013 7:00 PM Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - IndiaSrikanth K. 19-21 21-16 21-12[View match statistics] [View Head to head]
Djarum Indonesia Open 2013
Wed 6/12/2013 11:40 AM Tien Minh NGUYENVietnam - ChinaPengyu DU  19-21 15-21
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CHN CHNCountryVIE VIE 286Ranking7 3Record0 Based on match results displayed below. Matches TimeTournamentDrawScore Fri 3/11/2011 7:25 PMYONEX All England Open MS Dan Lin China - VietnamTien Minh Nguyen  21-17 21-11 Badminton Asia Championships 2008MS Lin DanChina - VietnamNguyen Tien Minh 19-21 21-14 21-16 Wed 4/16/2008 6:50 PMYonex-Sunrise Badminton Asia Championships 2008Men's Singles Dan Lin China - VietnamTien Minh Nguyen 19-21 21-14 21-16
Match overview TimeDrawScoreDurationCourt Mon 8/5/2013 5:20 PMMS Joe WuNew Zealand - VietnamTien Minh Nguyen  8-21 11-210:27Main Location - 2 Wed 8/7/2013MS Dieter DomkeGermany - VietnamTien Minh Nguyen  22-24 17-210:39Main Location - 3 Thu 8/8/2013MS Pablo AbianSpain - VietnamTien Minh Nguyen  21-15 9-21 10-210:54Main Location - 4 Fri 8/9/2013MS Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - DenmarkJan O Jorgensen  21-8 17-21 22-201:07Main Location - 1 (TV) Sat 8/10/2013MS Tien Minh Nguyen Vietnam - ChinaDan Lin 17-21 15-210:49
Indian Badminton League 2013
Players Men Fischer Nielsen, Joachim Kiong Tan, Wee Tien Minh, Nyugen Rupesh Kumar, K. Sanave Thomas, T. Saurabh Verma Sridhar, Anup Vishnu, Arun
Women Devasthale, Revathi Schenk, Juliane Ponnappa, Ashwini
Tien Minh to compete at Chinese Taiwan Open 2013
Vietnam’s badminton Nguyen Tien Minh will be selected as No.1 seed to play at the Chinese Taiwan Open 2013 due to open in China on September 3. Chinese Taiwan Open 2013, Tien Minh, world-level competition
He is scheduled to meet 19-year-old Victor Axelsen from Denmark, who is seeded No.3 in the tournament and ranks 23rd in the world.
Recently, Tien Minh was placed 5th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings and helped Pune Pistons club secure its leading position in India’s first badminton league (IBL) tournament.
* Badminton ace Minh keeps top 5 ranking
Vietnam’s top badminton star, Nguyen Tien Minh, has maintained his spot as the world’s fifth best player following the 2013 World Badminton Championships in Guangdong, China.
Earlier, Minh smashed his way to a bronze medal in the men’s singles, becoming the first Vietnamese shuttler ever to win a medal at a world-level competition.
There have been no changes in the latest Badminton World Federation top ten, which was released on August 22, and Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei is still the best ranked player in the world.