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Vietnam's Chinh claims world wushu gold

Vietnam won one gold, four silver and four bronze medals at the World Wushu Championships which closed in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday.


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


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

Also in sanda, Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy and Pham Cong Minh grabbed silvers in the women’s U56kg and men’s 85kg, respectively.

Earlier, To Van Bau (men’s 56kg) and Le Tuan Anh (men’s 70kg) clinched bronzes.

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

Hoang Thi Phuong Giang and Tran Thi Minh Huyen were third in the women’s gunshu (staff) and women’s taijiquan (tai chi).

Vietnam 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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