Duong Thuy Vi claims gold medal at World Games

VOV.VN - Vietnamese wushu fighter Duong Thuy Vi brought home a gold medal for the nation at the ongoing World Games in Birmingham in the United States.

Vi successfully surpassed five other rivals to win the Jianshu and Qiangshu events with points of 9.513 and 9.527, respectively.

She was marked with a total of 19.040 points for her outstanding performances, a score far higher than silver medalist Seo Heeju from the Republic of Korea who received 18.320 points. Elsewhere, the bronze medal went to Yana Poltoratska of Ukraine with a score of 18.180.

With this strong result, Vi helped the country to rank 26th place in terms of the medal table.

Her teammate Pham Quoc Khanh failed to win a medal and ranked fourth in the men’s nangun event.

Moving forward, another local wushu athlete will compete in the women's taolu event on July 13.

This year, the nation has sent a sporting delegation to compete for medals in four sports, women's beach handball, three-cushion billiards, muay Thai, and wushu at the 2022 World Games in the US.

At the previous event hosted in Poland back in 2017, Vietnam won one gold medal through muay athlete Bui Yen Ly.

The World Games is an international multi-sport event which includes sports that are not contested in the Olympics. The event is hosted every four years and usually takes place one year after the Summer Olympics.

The competition is scheduled to conclude on July 17.

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