|The Asian U23 Fencing Championship’s organisers give awards to the winners of the men’s individual sabre category. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese fencer Vũ Văn Hùng brought home a silver medal in the men’s individual sabre category from the Asian U23 Fencing Championship, which opened in Hà Nội on October 26.
Hùng was defeated 7-15 by South Korean Lee Jonghyun, who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, in the final to settle for the silver medal.
Earlier, Hùng crushed Kim Giwon of South Korea 15-14 in the semifinal and before that overcame his teammate Tô Đức Anh 15-5 in the quarterfinal.
This is the first medal for the Việt Nam delegation at this event.
The tournament has attracted 247 fencers from 21 countries and territories, including Australia, China’s Hong Kong, Saudi Arab and Kuwait, as well as Thailand, Uzbekistan and Lebanon.
Participants are competing in men’s and women’s individual and team events in the sabre, foil and epee categories.
The competition, which is co-organised by the Việt Nam Fencing Federation and the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, ends on October 31. — VNS