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Việt Nam bring home three Asian karate championship bronze medals

Update: July, 23/2019 - 09:22

 

Hồ Thị Thu Hiền after taking bronze at the 16th Asian Karate Federation Senior Championships which closed on Sunday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. — Photo baohatinh.vn

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won three bronze medals at the 16th Asian Karate Federation Senior Championships which closed on Sunday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Two medals went to the kata (performance) athletes and one for the kumite (combat) team.

The first medal went to Nguyễn Thị Phương in the women's kata event. Phương shared third place with Sadeghi Dastak Fatemeh of Iran. They were behind Shimizu Kiyou of Japan and Lau Mo Sheung Grace from Hong Kong.

Phương, Lê Thị Khánh Ly and Lưu Thị Thu Uyên then placed third in the women's team kata event.

Japan took the title, followed by Iran.

Hồ Thị Thu Hiền, Đinh Thị Hương, Trang Cẩm Lành and Lê Thị Thu Thảo claimed the last medal for Việt Nam in the women's team kumite after losing in the semi-final.

Iran beat Japan in the final for the top place.

The championships lured more than 300 participants from 33 countries and territories.

Japan topped the medal tally with six golds, followed by Iran (five) and Uzbekitan (three).

Việt Nam sent 13 competitors and finished in 13th. — VNS

 

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