Vietnamese kurash artist wins gold at world event

11:34 | 08/11/2017 Sports

Việt Nam won its second gold at the first World Youth Martial Arts Masterships, which closed in Jincheon-County, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, South Korea, yesterday.

Vietnamese Đỗ Thu Hà (left) celebrates her victory in the women’s U52kg kurash category. — Photo baomoi.com

Vietnamese athletes competed only in the kurash competition.

They pocketed one gold, one silver and one bronze in kurash on the last day of the five-day competition.

Đỗ Thu Hà triumphed in the women’s U52kg category after beating Yeh Lian of Chinese Taipei in the final match.

Her teammate, Nguyễn Hải Ba, lost to Choi Intae of the hosts in the men’s U81kg event to take a silver.

Earlier, Nguyễn Châu Hoàng Lan shared the third place with Li Zhi-Yong of Chinese Taipei in the men’s over-90kg class.

On Sunday, Vietnamese martial artists claimed a gold in the women’s over-70kg pool by Đỗ Thị Hoài Uyên, a silver in the men’s U60kg by Lê Công Hoàng Hải and two bronzes in the men’s U66kg and U73kg.

Việt Nam finished ninth with two golds, two silvers and three bronzes.

South Korea took the top spot, winning 58 golds, followed by the Philippines and Nepal.

Theo VNS