Vietnamese fighter Huỳnh Hà Hữu Hiếu (second left). – Photo tuoitre.vn
HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese fighter Huỳnh Hà Hữu Hiếu brought home a gold medal from the World Muay Thai Championships in Bangkok, Thailand over the weekend.
Hiếu beat Rudzma Abubakar of the Philippines in the final of the women’s 45kg category to take the title.
This is Hiếu’s first world title and the first gold medal for Việt Nam's delegation at the world championships this year.
Việt Nam has also won four bronze medals at the tournament. They were won by Khuất Văn Khải in the men’s 48kg, Nguyễn Quang Huy in the men’s 54kg, Triệu Thị Phương Thủy in the women’s 51kg and Nguyễn Trần Duy Nhất in the men’s 60kg.
Việt Nam sent 17 martial artists from Hà Nội, Thanh Hóa, Bình Dương and HCM City to the event, which attracted more than 1,000 competitors in 15 weight classes.
The Muay Thai World Championships, which is also the second qualifying event for the 2021 World Games in the US, will end today. – VNS