|Nguyễn Tiến Cương. – Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won two gold medals at the first stage of the Asian Archery Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand, from March 2-9.
Nguyễn Tiến Cương and Châu Kiều Oanh brought home the first gold medal in the mixed doubles of the compound event (three-stringed bow). The second gold medal went to Oanh, Lê Phương Thảo and Nguyễn Thị Nhật Lệ in the team’s event of compound.
Last year, Lộc Thị Đào won a gold for Việt Nam in the women’s recurve (one-stringed bow).
This year’s event saw the participation of 240 archers from 26 countries and territories, competing in 10 categories. It was a warm-up for the Vietnamese athletes to prepare for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.
To prepare for this event, the Vietnamese archery team will also take part in the World Archery Cup in Shanghai, China, in April and then practice in South Korea. — VNS