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Karatekas dominate regional tourney

Update: April, 26/2018 - 07:00
Vietnamese athletes perform their women’s team kata at the Southeast Asian Karate Championships. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam topped the ranking table after winning 29 gold medals at the Southeast Asian Karate Championships which closed yesterday in Bắc Ninh Province.

The hosts also secured 24 silver and 36 bronze medals.

Indonesia stood second with nine golds, followed by Thailand who bagged seven titles.

According to Lê Tùng Dương, head coach of the national team, his athletes did better than expected. He hoped that the tournament brought them good opportunities to warm-up for the Asian Games in Indonesia this August.

The competition lured competitors from seven countries competing in kata (performance) and kumite (combat) categories for individuals and teams. — VNS

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