Vietnamese taekwondo artists express their happiness after bagging a gold medal in the mixed freestyle Poomsae of taekwondo event of the SEA Games 31 on May 16. VNA/VNA Photo Minh Quyết
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam had a golden Monday in the taekwondo, with some superlative performances, ultimately nabbing four gold medals.
The hosts won gold in the mixed freestyle poomsae with a team comprising Hứa Văn Huy, Nguyễn Ngọc Minh Hy, Trần Đăng Khoa, Nguyễn Thị Kim Lê and Châu Tuyết Văn.
They completed their performance with a total of 7.791 points for a top ranking on the first day in the martial art at Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ sports centre.
The Philippines' Janna Dominique Oliva Timoteo, Juvenile Faye Crisostomo Pulista, Justin Kobe Macario Ronquillo, Darius Venerable Dayo and Jeordan Dominguez Yacapen finished the performance with 7.366 points for silver.
The Laos team of Lukkee Sengmanee, Latthachak Philavanh, Soulasak Siphanya, Azern Lathvongxay and Kidavone Philavong took bronze with 6.223 points.
In the women’s team, recognised poomsae trio Nguyễn Thị Kim Hà, Ngô Thị Thuỳ Dung, and Nguyễn Thị Hồng Trang took 8.016 points to win gold.
Thailand’s Ornawee Srisahakit, Pichamon Limpaiboon and Phenkanya Phaisankiattikun received a silver medal for their 7.882 points performance.
Taekwondo artists of Việt Nam in performance in the taekwondo event on May 16. VNA/VNS Photo MInh Quyết
Laos and Malaysia shared bronze.
In the men’s team poomsae, Trần Duy Hồ, Nguyễn Đình Khôi and Nguyễn Thiên Phụng earned 7.782 points for gold.
Patrick King Perez Dela Cruz, Raphael Enrico Mella Herrera and Rodolfo Jr. Reyes Llena from the Philippines took the silver medal with an accumulated 7.732 points.
Bronze medals went to Singapore and Indonesia.
The final content of the afternoon was the women's standard poomsae.
Jocel Lyn Ninobla of the Philippines excellently won the gold medal with 7,765 points, while athletes Lê Trần Kim Uyên of Việt Nam won the silver medal. Bronze medals were awarded to two athletes Nurul Hidayah of Malaysia and Ornawee Srisahalit of Thailand.
On May 17, at Tây Hồ Gymnasium, athletes will continue in the combat events.