|Đặng Thị Huyền (left) and her coach pose with the world jujitsu championship bronze medal. VNS Photo Tiến Bùi|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam made an impression at the World Jujitsu Championship, securing one silver and two bronze medals in an intensely competitive event held in Mongolia.
Phùng Thị Huệ clinched the silver medal in the women's fighting 45kg class. The Vietnamese was edged out of the top spot by Colombia's Daniela Nicolle Morales Urbano. France's Alexandra Humbert rounded out the podium in third place.
Đặng Thị Huyền performed commendably in the women's 53kg class, earning a bronze medal. This division was led by South Korea's Im Eon Ju and Israel's Aronov Pnina.
In the performance category, Vietnamese pair Nguyễn Ngọc Bích and Trịnh Kế Dương came in third, surpassed only by teams from Thailand and Romania.
On the overall tally, the UAE emerged victorious, bagging eight golds, followed by Sweden and Thailand. Việt Nam found their place at number 23.
In the opinion of coach Trần Văn Thạch, this tournament served as a critical assessment for Vietnamese athletes in preparation for forthcoming international events, including the much-anticipated Asian Games in China. VNS