Luong Hong Ngoc, Dinh Kim Loan and Tran Anh Thong all won silver medals at the ongoing World Bodybuilding Championships in Thailand.
Ngoc made a great international debut to become the world's first runner-up in the youth women category while Loan finished second in the women's U48kg pool.
Thong, who is expected to become a world champion in the future, finished second in the men's under-60kg category. It was Thong's second silver this year after the Asian championships.
In other events, Le Hoai Thuong pocketed a bronze in the men's 160cm event. World champion Nguyen Thi My Linh failed to defend her title after finishing fourth in the women's over-50kg, and Tran Thi Cam Tu was out of the top three in the women's fitness event. Tu was last year's world bronze medallist and this year's Asian silver medal holder.-VNS