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Việt Nam take more medals as Games draws to a close

Việt Nam won one silver in sepak takraw, two bronze medals in xiangqi and karate at the Asian Games’ competitions in Hangzhou, China, on October 7.

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Vietnamese players (in yellow) attack against Thailand during the women’s regu final at the 19th Asian Games on October 7 in Hangzhou, China. — Photo of Khaosod

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won one silver and two bronze medals in the penultimate day of the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

The silver went to the women’s regu (team of three) after they lost to the world’s strongest squad of Thailand in the gold medal match, 15-21, 12-21 at the Jinhua Sports Centre.

The Thai team had better techniques but the Vietnamese also made many mistakes, including their serves many of which went wide or hit the net.

It was the last day of the sepak takraw matches and in total, Việt Nam won one gold (women’s quadrant), one silver and one bronze (men’s regu).

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Đỗ Thành Nhân celebrates a point during the men’s 84kg bronze-medal match.

The karate team, equally as successful overall as the sepak takraw athletes, added to their medal tally with one bronze on October 7 in kumite (combat) competition.

Đỗ Thanh Nhân defeated South Korean Baek Junhyeok 9-3 in the third-placed playoff of the men’s 84kg category at the Linping Sports Centre.

The karate squad have won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. They still have chance to secure more medals as in the last day on October 8, athletes were slated to compete in the men’s team kata (performance) event. 

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Lai Lý Huynh of Việt Nam (right) beats Liu Kuo Hua of Chinese Taipe in the men’s individual category.

Việt Nam’s second bronze on October 7 was from xiangqi (Chinese chess).

Lại Lý Huynh beat Liu Kuo Hua of Chinese Taipe in the last round of the men’s individual category. He had eight points to place third in the rankings.

It was the second medal of the team after they won a silver in the mixed team event last week.

After two weeks, Việt Nam have won three golds, five silvers and 19 bronze medals, placing at No 21.

China reached a new milestone in the Games medal table.

Day 14 of the Hangzhou Games saw the hosts pile up an astonishing 200 golds, which made their latest record of 187 golds on Day 13 old statistic.

Prior to the Hangzhou event, the highest number of gold was 183 set by China at the 1990 Beijing Games.

Far behind in second place were Japan with 51 golds. South Korea were third with 42 golds. —

Theo Vietnamnews