|Nguyen Tien Nhat (right) wins the first gold medal at the National Fencing Championships 2015 in Ha Noi. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Nguyen Tien Nhat grabbed a gold medal on the first day of competition at the National Fencing Championships on November 11 in Ha Noi.
Nhat from HCM City triumphed in the men's individual epee event after beating teammate Nguyen Phuoc Den 6-2 in the final match.
Another gold medal of the day went to Bui Thi Thu Ha from Hai Phong in the women's individual sabre event.
The Ha Noi team lost their title for the first time since 2003, as their number one fencer Nguyen Thi Le Dung did not compete this year because of an ankle injury.
More than 100 players are taking part in the championship, vying for 12 sets of medals.
The tournament will end on November 16. — VNS