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Wushu artist athlete brings first medal for Vietnam

Vietnamese wushu artist Nguyen Manh Quyen on November 14 took home the first medal on the second day of the 16th Asian Games (ASIAD), adding Vietnam to the medal table.

Vietnamese wushu artist Nguyen Manh Quyen on November 14 took home the first medal on the second day of the 16th Asian Games. (Photo:VNA)

Quyen performed excellently and scored 9.69 points in both Daoshu and Gunshu events to win a bronze medal with a total of 19.38 points, behind gold medal winner Jia Rui from Macau territory and silver medalist Lee Jong-Chan from the Republic of Korea.

Also on the second day of the competition, Nguyen Thi Bich competed in the semifinal in the women’s 52kg category.

In Billiard, Nguyen Phuc Long lost his Indonesian rival in the eight-ball.

Thuy Vi won her Japanese rival in the women’s eight-ball billiard singles, entering semifinal.

In Judo, Nguyen Thi Ly lost her Kazakhstan rival in the women’s 70kg category, while Le Khac Nhan lost his Japanese artist in the men’s 81kg.

China has bagged 18 more gold medals, bringing their total number of gold medals to 37 and helping the country maintain its first place in the 16th ASIAD.

With one medal, Vietnam ranks the 18th place in the 16th ASIAD.

By V.Quang- Translated by Thanh Huong

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