Martial artists Nguyen Thi Thinh and Tran Dinh Nam of the Hai Duong Sport Training and Competition Center have outstandingly won two golds at the National Pencak Silat Championship.
Martial artist Nguyen Thi Thinh wins a gold medal at her first time attending the tournament
The tournament took place from September 20 – 29 in Dong Nai.
Attending the tournament, the Hai Duong pencak silat team had 10 martial artists with the goal of securing one gold, two silver, and two bronze medals.
In the final match, Nguyen Thi Thinh defeated her rival from the army team with a distinct score of 5 – 0. Notably, this was the first time the martial artist had participated in the tournament.
The second gold medal of the Hai Duong pencak silat team was taken by Tran Dinh Nam after the martial artist had excellently beat his Quang Ninh opponent with an absolute score of 5 – 0.
Martial artist Tran Dinh Nam receives a gold medal
Nam is a national athlete who won the 4th gold medal for the Vietnamese sport delegation at the 18th ASIAD after having defeated Malaysian martial artist Mohd Fauzi 5 – 0.
A leader of the Hai Duong Sport Training and Competition Center said the two gold medals were careful preparations of Hai Duong sports before the 31st SEA Games which would be held in Vietnam next year.
This is also a basis for the pencak silat team to review and select members to attend the 31st SEA Games.