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Chinh claims world wushu gold

Update: October, 25/2019 - 00:37


Nguyễn Thị Chinh (second, left) poses with her gold and medallists at the World Wushu Championships in China. VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won one gold, four silver and four bronze medals at the World Wushu Championships which closed in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday.

The only title went to Nguyễn Thị Chinh who beat Yasmin Salim of Egypt in the final of the women’s 48kg sanda (combat) category.

Also in sanda, Nguyễn Thị Thu Thuỷ and Phạm Công Minh grabbed silvers in the women’s U56kg and men’s 85kg, respectively.

Earlier, Tô Văn Báu (men’s 56kg) and Lê Tuấn Anh (men’s 70kg) clinched bronzes.

In taolu (performance), Asian Games champion Dương Thúy Vi won double silver as she finished second in the women’s jianshu (performance with sword) and qiangshu (performance with spear).

Hoàng Thị Phương Giang and Trần Thị Minh Huyền were third in the women’s gunshu (staff) and women’s taijiquan (tai chi).

Việt Nam finished ninth in the ranking table.

Mainland China were on top with 14 golds. Iran and Hong Kong were second and third. — VNS

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