China's Jin Jieqiong & Miao Chenchen triumph at Vietnam Tuan Chau – Halong Open
In the last encounter of the Open, Jin and Miao - the 2013 Chinese national beach volleyball champions from Shanghai - secured the gold against the experienced Thai pair in a cool two sets 2-0 (21-18, 21-9) in only 32 minutes.
In the third place playoff on Sunday, the bronze medal went to China 2's Huang Chunmei and Li Ying after beating Australia’s Jordan and Justine Mowen 2-0 (21-19, 21-19).
On Saturday, Jin and Miao clinched two wins to enter the final, first beating Thailand 2’s Khantarak Kija and Laosaengsa Ariya 2-0 (21-13, 21-14) in the quarterfinals and then met Australia 2’s Mowen sisters, winning 2-0 (21-11, 21-9) with ease in 27 minutes in the second semifinal.
Usa and Jarunee beat Japan 2's Tanaka Shinako and Ishida Angela 23-21, 21-14 in the quarterfinals and their semifinal was against another Chinese duo China 2's Huang Chunmei and Li Ying, who outclassed Urata Keiko and Suzuki Chiyo of Japan 1 2-0 (21-14, 21-17) in the quarterfinal. The Thais fought hard in the second set, taking 46 minutes to win their position in the final 2-0 (21-14, 22-20).
The final standings:
1. Jin Jieqiong and Miao Chenchen (CHN)
2. Tenpaksee Usa and Sannok Jarunee (THA)
3. Huang Chunmei and Li Ying (CHN)
4. Jordan Mowen and Justine Mowen (AUS)
5. Tanaka Shinako and Ishida Angela(JPN)
Artacho Mariafe and Ngauamo Jessyka (AUS)
7.. Khantarak Kija and Laosaengsa Ariya(THA)
Urata Keiko and Suzuki Chiyo(JPN)
9. Phan Thi Cam Hong and Huynh Do Hong Loan(VIE)
Tran Cam Thi and Mai Thi Koa (VIE)
Tilley and Shaunna Polley(NZL)
Chan Chau Wing and Wong Wai Fong(HKG)