08 August 2009

VIetnam strike more gold at Asian Martial Arts Games

Vietnamese pencak silat artists bagged four more golds in Bangkok on August 7 to help Vietnam rank fourth on the Asian Martial Arts Games’ medal tally with seven golds, nine silver and 17 bronze medals.

In finals, Le Thi Phi Nga beat Simbar Penki, from Indonesia, 4-1 in women’s A (45-50kg), Le Thi Hong Ngoan dominated another Indonesian, Fitriani Puspa, in E (65-70kg) and Huynh Thi Thu Hong cruised over Malaysian Noor Farahan Ismail in B (50-55kg).

Truong Van Mao took the men’s F (70-75kg) gold from Singapore’s Mohamad Elyasak.

Kick boxer Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai added another gold when she beat Tahi Pungtha Wanlaya in the women’s 56kg full contact final.

Karate exponent Nguyen Ngoc Thanh was beaten by Japan’s Nakaki Shinji in the men’s 67kg final.

Muay Thai artists grabbed silvers through Nguyen Thi Mai Ngan (women’s pin weight, 42-45kg), Tran Thi Huong (light weight, 54-57kg), and Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat (men’s feather weight, 54-57kg).

Other silvers went to Nguyen Thi Huong (women’s U-63kg) kurash and Nguyen Thi Lan (women’s U-57kg).

Hosts Thailand top the medals count with 18 golds, 13 silver and 15 bronze medals ahead of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea.

The games end in Bangkok on August 9.

Sourced from http://english.vovnews.vn/Home/Pencak-silat-artists-strike-more-gold-at-Asian-Martial-Arts-Games/20098/106653.vov

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