22 July 2009

Vietnam ranks first SEA Pencak Silat Championship

With five golds, three silvers and one bronze, Vietnam successfully defended their championship title at the 2nd Southeast Asian Pencak Silat Championship in Malaysia.

Martial artists who brought home five golds include Diep Ngoc Vu Minh (men's 50kg), Nguyen Thi Nhu Quynh (women's 65 kg), Le Sy Kien (men's 85kg), Nguyen Duy Chien (men's 70kg) and Truong Van Mao (men's 75kg).

The seven-day event had drawn the participation of eight teams from seven countries, namely Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Indonesia and host Malaysia.

Last year, Vietnam won 13 golds, five silvers and five bronzes, ahead of second-placed Malaysia and third-placed Philippines.

Sourced from http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/sport/210709/sport_vr.htm

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