Making news

Vietnam wins 72 medals at ASEAN Taekwondo Championship

Vietnamese martial artists pose with their medals at the ASEAN Taekwondo Championship. Photo:
Vietnamese martial artists won 72 medals on the first day of the ongoing ASEAN Taekwondo Championships held in Pasay city of the Philippines.

In the poomsae (performance) events, Vietnam won six golds, six silvers and 16 bronzes. In the kyorugi (free sparring), Vietnam won 12 golds, 10 silvers and 22 bronzes.

The tournament attracted fighters from eight regional countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Singapore, Vietnam and the hosts Philippines.

Vietnam sent 154 athletes to the event competing in three divisions – senior, junior and cadet.

The event, held from May 2-6, is a warm-up for teams to prepare for the 30th Southeast Asian Games to be held in the Philippines later this year.