|Cao Khắc Đạt poses with his nandao silver yesterday. — Photo tv screen shot|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Cao Khắc Đạt added a silver medal to Việt Nam’s bag at the World Wushu Championship in Kazan, Russia, yesterday.
Đạt came second in the men’s nandao (southern broadsword) event with 9.66 points.
He was just 0.01 point below winner Huang Jun Hua of Macao.
Lai Po Wei of Chinese Taipei came third with 9.65 points.
Đạt’s teammate Phạm Quốc Khánh also competed in this pool but his performance earned him the disappointing finish of 19th place. Khánh was the champion of this event in 2007 when he was 17.
Việt Nam have now won one gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the world competition.
The team currently stand at sixth position. They are going to earn at least three silvers from sanda (combat) events, as three Vietnamese have advanced to final matches.
China, Hong Kong and Indonesia secure the three top rankings, respectively. — VNS