Vietnamese wushu athletes win three gold on first day

HANOI (VNA) – Vietnamese wushu athletes won three gold and two bronze medals in the first day of wushu taolu competitions at the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games yesterday.

The three gold medallists are Pham Quoc Khanh in men’s nandao event, Duong Thuy Vi in women’s jianshu, and Hoang Thi Phuong Giang in women’s gunshu.

Meanwhile, the two bronze medals came to Dang Tieu Binh in women’s jianshu and Nong Van Huu in men’s nandao.

Athlete Nguyen Van Phuong injured himself while competing in taijiquan event, which forced him to leave the competition and seek medical support.

Yesterday morning, Malaysian athletes bagged two gold medals in taijiquan and changquan events, and one silver medal in nandao event. Meanwhile, Singaporean athletes brought home one silver and two bronze medals. Indonesia won two silver and one bronze medals, while the Philippines got one silver medal.

Wushu competitions will take place until tomorrow with 21 events.

Duong Thuy Vi during the women’s jianshu event. PHOTO: VNA