|Vietnamese Nguyễn Thị Bích Ngọc (second, left) on podium with her World Kurash Championship gold. Photo of organisers
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thị Bích Ngọc has won gold at the 14th World Kurash Championship which opened on November 27 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Ngọc defeated Gulshat Annayeva of the host nation in the women's 57kg final, successfully defending her number one place, at the Martial Arts Sports Complex, which is part of the infrastructure of the capital's Olympic village.
Her teammate Lê Huỳnh Tường Vy secured bronze in the women's 70kg category.
The competition continues on November 28 with different weight categories for men and women.
The two-day Ashgabat tournament features almost 500 athletes from 60 countries and regions.
They compete in seven classes for men ranging from 60kg to over-100kg and eight for women from 48kg to over-87kg. VNS