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VN nabs 3 golds on first official day

Update: May, 13/2022 - 12:25

SEA Games

Dương Thúy Vi wins a gold medal for Việt Nam in the wushu event on May 13. VNA/VNS Photo Quang Hà

HÀ NỘI — Dương Thúy Vi, Phạm Quốc Khánh and Hoàng Phương Giang grabbed three first gold medals in the 31st SEA Games’ wushu on May 13 morning.

The two-time world champion took her gold in the women’s jianshu (straight sword) with 9.7 points.

Vi is one of the best wushu artists in Việt Nam and has won titles at all competition levels.

This is the fifth SEA Games gold medal of the Hanoian athlete.

Indonesian Nandhira Mauriskha was second with 9.67 points.

Đặng Tiểu Bình of Việt Nam took the bronze on 9.66 points.

Vi’s medal was the 12th gold of Việt Nam at the Games.

Later, Giang secured her gold in the women's gunshu.

Her beautiful performance forced judgers to give her the highest score of 9.71 points.

Coming second and third were Indonesian Widodo Eugenia Diva with 9.7 points and Singapore's Li Ling Kimberly Ong with 9.69 points.

Phạm Quốc Khánh wins gold in the men’s nandao. VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Hậu

Earlier, Phạm Quốc Khánh secured the country's 11th gold, in the men’s nandao (Southern broadsword).

The veteran athlete has competed in eight SEA Games in a row, and passed seven younger rivals with 9.7 points.

Malaysian Lee Wai Leong Calvin grabbed silver with 9.68 points. Another Vietnamese Nông Văn Hữu placed third after receiving 9.67.

In the men’s taijiquan, Vietnamese Văn Phương suffered an injury during his performance and was ousted from the event.

Rowers took a 13th gold after winning in the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls by Hồ Thị Lý, Nguyễn Thị Giang, Lường Thị Thảo and Phạm Thị Thảo. 

In the earlier event, Vũ Ngọc Khánh, Võ Như Sang, Hoàng Văn Đạt and Phạm Chung took silver in the men’s lightweight fours.

In the men’s 3x3 basketball, Việt Nam, fielding Chris Dierker, Tâm Đinh and Justin Young, beat Cambodia 22-11. VNS

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