Vietnamese fighters bring home five golds at World Wushu Championships

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnamese athletes won five gold, three silver, and three bronze medals at the World Wushu Championships, which concluded in the US on Monday. 
Vietnamese fighters bring home five golds at World Wushu Championships - ảnh 1Huynh Do Dat wins a gold medal in the men’s 70kg weight category. (Photo:

This is the highest achievement by Vietnamese athletes so far.

The team won most of its golds in sanda (sanshou), with three golds going to Huynh Do Dat in the men’s 70kg, Nguyen Thi Lan in the women’s 48kg, and Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy in the women’s 60kg.

Meanwhile, Dang Tran Phuong Nhi won two gold medals in taolu on Sunday. 

In the women’s nanquan, Nhi's performance got the highest score of 9.786 points among all eight competitors, clinching the gold medal. 

She later bagged another gold in the women's nangun taolu after earning the highest score of 9.760 points.

The 19-year-old athlete also obtained a silver in the women's nandao taolu with 9.743 points.

The HYX 16th World Wushu Championships (WWC) was held in Texas, US with more than 500 athletes from 72 countries and territories worldwide. There were 11 sets of medals in the men's taolu category and an equal number for the women's taolu category.

In 2019, Vietnam only won one gold, four silver, and four bronze medal at the tournament. 

The WWC is an international sports championships hosted by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) for wushu taolu and sanda (sanshou). It has been held biennially since 1991 and is the pinnacle event of the IWUF.

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