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Việt Nam bring home martial arts medals

Update: November, 22/2016 - 07:00
Dương Thúy Vi secured her second position in the women’s jianshu (straight sword) event with 9,52 points at the Wushu Taolu World Cup in China. — VNS Photo
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HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam pocketed one silver and two bronze medals at the first Wushu Taolu World Cup, which ended on Sunday in Fuzhou in southeast China’s Fujian Province.

Dương Thúy Vi secured her second position in the women’s jianshu (straight sword) event with 9,52 points.

Li Yi of Macao topped the category winning 9.62 points from the jury. Zahra Kiani from Iran grabbed 9.49 points for a bronze medal.

Vi also took part in the qiangshu (spear) and changquan (long fist) events but was not able to enter the top three.

Việt Nam’s first bronze went to Trần Xuân Hiệp in the men’s gunshu (staff) with 9.62 points.

Hiệp ranked behind Indonesian Achmah Hulaefi who triumphed with a 9.65-point performance, and Chinese Taipei’s Chen Ming Wang who bagged 9.63 points.

Hoàng Thị Phương Giang added the second bronze in the women’s gunshu with 9,30 points.

Hong Kong representative Liu Xuxu earned the gold with 9.53 points. Macao’s Cho Ma Sou was second at 9.52.

Giang also tried in the daoshu (sword) and changquan but her results were not good.

Vietnamese athletes also performed in taijiquan (tai chi), taijijian (tai chi sword), nandao (southern broadsword), and nangun (southern staff). — VNS

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