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Vietnamese kurash martial artists win at Asian champs

Vietnam won two gold medals at the Asian Junior Kurash Championships which closed in Pattaya, Thailand, on June 21.

Do Thu Ha won her medal in the women’s 48kg class while Nguyen Thi Ngoc Nhung triumphed in the women’s 63kg category. Nhung was also recognised as the best athlete of the tournament.

The Vietnamese team also took two silvers by Le Duc Dong (men’s 66kg) and Hoang Bui Thuy Linh (women’s over 78kg) and four bronze medals.

The competition lured more than 120 participants from 11 countries and territories.

It was considered a test for Vietnamese athletes with the best called to the national team taking part in the November-December SEA Games in the Philippines.

Kurash is a traditional martial art from Uzbekistan.-VNA/VNP