|Huynh Ha Huu Hieu (second, left) poses with her team after winning the women's U23 Elite 45kg category at the World Muaythai Championship, which finished on Sunday. — Photo thethaohcm.vn|
Huynh Ha Huu Hieu and Bang Thi Mai claimed golds in the women's U23 Elite 45kg category and U23 Elite 60kg class, respectively.
Hieu defended her world title after beating Bella Durandina of Russia on Friday, while Mai claimed her first ever world title after coming from behind to defeat Fatemeh Hosseini Kahaki of Iran.
Hieu later bagged a silver in the women's individual wai kru (pre-fight ritual performance) event.
A third gold went to Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat in the men's individual wai kru.
Other medal winners included Nguyen Thi Phuong Hau in the women's U23 Elite 63kg, Le Hoang Duc in the men's Senior Elite 48kg, Bui Hai Linh in the women's U23 Elite 54kg, Le Duc Hoan in the men's U23 Elite 51kg, and duo Ly Dieu Phuoc and Nhat in the men's double wai kru.
Vietnam took 17 athletes in both senior and junior pools to the tournament.
During five days of competition, two title favourites Nhat and Bui Yen Ly (women's Elite 51kg) failed to defend their titles, both losing in the first round.
Meanwhile, two other competitors tested positive for COVID-19 and could not compete.
Source: Vietnam News
Vietnam's top Muay Thai fighter Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat will compete against Japanese rival Yuta Watanabe in the ONE: Edge of Greatness event to be held at Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 22.
The Vietnamese team earned two gold, three silver, and two bronze medals in the fighting, duo/show mixed, and newaza categories at the 2021 Jiu-Jitsu World Championships held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).