Vietnam's Wushu affirms its class

After 6 days of competing at the 8th World Wushu Championships, Vietnam's Wushu has not only achieved its target of ranking the second but left good impression on the international community as well.

On the final day of the competition (14th December), there were 17 final competitions of various classes of weight. Vietnam, the hosting country had 6 Vietnamese athletes participating in these competitions.


Athlete Bui Thi Nhu Trang was the first Vietnamese o­ne to compete o­n the final day. In the women's 48kg class, Trang's opponent was Cristina Aurelia from Romania. Losing in the first round, Trang beat her opponent in the next 2 consecutive rounds with high determination and spirit of competing, snatching gold medal in her class.


The next two Vietnamese athletes were Nguyen Thuy Ngan and Le Thi Hoa competing in the women's 52kg and 62kg class respectively. In spite of great efforts, our two athletes lost their opponents that were Chinese spectacular o­nes.


Together with the gold medal secured by Bui Thi Nhu Trang, the final day of the tournament has witnessed the enthronement of another athlete Ha Thi Hanh. In the women's 65kg class, Hanh excellently outpassed American Tiffany Chen with her very impressive manner.


On the final day, our women athletes have taken 2 gold medals, while our men athletes have failed to claim gold medals. In the men's event, Vu Van Linh in 48kg class lost Rene Catacan from the Philippines with the score of 0-2 and no long after that in the 65kg class, Nguyen Duc Trung also lost Chinese Guangyong.


To sum up, with the 2 gold medals obtained o­n the final day of the competition, Vietnam's Wushu team has achieved the target of 5 gold medals, ranking the second place of all teams. Reigning at the championships is China's Wushu team with 18 gold medals and coming in third is the Wushu team from Malaysia with 4 gold medals.

International relation department