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Việt Nam win gold in sepak takraw at Asian Games

The world champions Việt Nam come from behind to beat Indonesian 2-1 in the final match of the women’s quadrant (team of four) event at the Jinhua Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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Vietnamese players and coaches celebrate their Asian Games gold medal. Photo courtesy of SAV

HÀ NỘI — The women’s sepak takraw team secured Việt Nam’s second Asian Games gold medal on October 4.

World champions Việt Nam came from behind to beat Indonesian 2-1 in the final of the women’s quadrant (team of four) event at the Jinhua Sports Centre Gymnasium.

Both sides were neck-on-neck in most part of the first match. With the score level at 14-all, the Indonesians took charge and won 21-18.

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Vietnamese players try to block an attack from Indonesia during their women’s quadrant final at the 19th Asian Games on October 4 in China. VNA/

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Coach Trần Thị Vui took several minutes in the break time to lift her players.

Việt Nam came back strongly in the next two sets. Trần Thị Ngọc Yến’s powerful attacks had Indonesia on the ropes while her three teammates successfully blocked most of the Indonesian attempts to score.

Việt Nam won 21-18 and 21-14 to ensure gold.

It is the second time that Việt Nam beat Indonesia in this Games. In their first meet in the group round, Việt Nam won 2-1 on October 3.

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Vietnamese players and coaches celebrate after their win. Photo courtesy of SAV

Earlier, Việt Nam also beat Indonesia 2-0 in the world championship final match in July in Thailand.

This is the second gold for Việt Nam after one in shooting last week. —

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