|Vietnamese grapplers pose with their bronzes in the women's show event at the 32nd SEA Games on may 4. VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won three bronze medals on the first day of jiu-jitsu competition at the 32nd SEA Games on May 4 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
In the women's performance, Hoàng Thị Lan Hương and Nguyễn Minh Phương finished third, behind Kunsatri Kumsroi and Suphawadee Kaeosrasaen of Thailand and Heng Seavheang and Tim Sovanlina of the hosts.
The second bronze went to Ma Đình Khải and Trịnh Kế Dương in the men's duo (duilian) event.
There were four teams taking part in this event. Khải and Dương lost to Cambodia and Thailand before beating the Philippines, meaning they finished in third place.
Cambodians Kong Mona Mithura and Touch Pirakada beat Thai Nawin Kokaew and Panuwat Deeyatam to take the title.
|Ma Đình Khải and Trịnh Kế Dương won the men's duo bronze.|
The last bronze of Việt Nam went to world junior champion Đặng Thị Huyền in the women's 52kg Ne-Waza GI (combat with uniform) category.
Huyền usually competed in the 48kg category, but in this Games she competed in the heavier class, where she faced much stronger rivals in a group of five athletes.
Huyền lost to Jessa Khan of Cambodia and Singchalad Nuchanat of Thailand. In the third match against Napolis Kaila Isip Napolis of the Philippines, she suffered an elbow dislocation and lost.
But she returned in the last match to beat May Yong from Singapore to take home a bronze.
Napolis beat Khan, who received strong local support in the final and secured a bronze.
The overall medal tally's top three are Cambodia, with one gold and two silvers, followed by Thailand (one gold, one silver, one bronze) and the Philippines (one gold, two bronze). Việt Nam are currently in fourth with three bronze.
On May 3, the team won a gold in ouk chaktrang chess, but it is only listed in the tally when the sport finishes on May 6. VNS