|Phạm Văn Mách (middle) celebrates his fifth world gold medal in Mongolia. — Photo nld.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Phạm Văn Mách won a gold medal at the ongoing World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Mách from An Giang Province finished first in the men’s 55kg bodybuilding event.
His teammate Khanh Khương came second and Chinese Shao Liu-xin was third.
It is the fifth time that Mách, who just returned to bodybuilding a few months ago after nearly two years working as a singer and dancer in HCM City, triumphed at a world tournament.
In the men’s 65kg class, Trần Hoàng Duy Phúc from HCM City won a bronze medal while his former world champion teammate Nguyễn Anh Thông from Cần Thơ Province finished fourth in the men’s 60kg.
In the coming days, Việt Nam will compete in the other events with title favourites such as Lâm Văn Cuôl, Nguyễn Văn Kiên, Đinh Kim Loan and Trần Thị Cẩm Tú.
The tournament runs from October 3-9, held for the first time in Mongolia. The ninth edition of the event has lured about 500 athletes from more than 60 countries in 39 categories. — VNS