VOV.VN - Truong Quang Vu made history by earning the first gold medal for the country at the World Pickleball Championship 2023 which was held on September 21 in Bali, Indonesia.
In the semi-final round, the 48-year-old local player defeated his Indian opponent Dhiren Patel 15-9.
He continued his fine form by trouncing Australian rival Thanh Huynh 21-18 in the final round to become the first Vietnamese player to take the lead in group of above 35-years-old.
Elsewhere, his teammate Phan Van Bao bagged a silver medal in group of above 19-years-old after losing to Christopher Encarnacion of the Philippines in the final match.
The World Pickleball Championship 2023 started on September 19 in Bali, Indonesia, and will last through to September 24.
The tournament involves the participation of more than 600 players from across the world at different ages.
Pickleball is a sport which uses a paddle and plastic ball with holes, with the strokes in pickleball and tennis being similar.