Nhan Dan - After five years of anticipation, Thanh Hoa team has occupied the first position at the National Pencak Silat Championship 2009, concluded in Nghe An on April 7.
Martial artists helped Thanh Hoa win four golds included Dinh Cong Son (men's under 80kg category), Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy (women's under 55kg), Nguyen Van Hoang (men's 55kg) and Bui Van Doan (men's under 65kg). Thanh Hoa also secured two bronzes.
Hanoi team ranked second with three golds by Nguyen Viet Anh (men's individual demonstration), Le Dang Minh (men's under 90kg) and Nguyen Thi Nhung (women's under 75kg) together with four silvers and one bronze.
The Military team stood third with three golds, two silvers and three bronzes. The fourth position went to the People's Police team with three golds, one silver and three bronzes.