Quyen wins bronze at martial arts champs
HCM CITY – Nguyen Manh Quyen won a bronze medal in the men's martial arts event of taolu with 9.65 points at the Asian Wushu Championships in HCM City yesterday.
Taolu is a performance of set offensive and defensive wushu movements. Wushu is characterised by its dynamic and fluid motions along with aerial kicks, rolling techniques and weapons.
China's Wang Xi and Japan's Ichikizaki Daisuke finished first and second with 9.85 and 9.69 points respectively.
Today the tournament will continue its five taolu sets. Duong Thuy Vi is a medal hope in the women's event.
In the qualification round of shanshou (combat, as opposed to performance), three Vietnamese progressed to the next round. Nguyen Thi Oanh overcame an Indian athlete in the women's 60kg event while Hoang Hong Tu and Nguyen Van Tai beat rivals from Laos and Kazakhstan in the men's 52kg and 65kg event.
The tournament will end on Saturday. – VNS