Việt Nam brings home five Asian jujitsu golds

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The Việt Nam team pose for photos at the Asian Jujitsu Championship in Bahrain. Photo of Bùi Đình Tiến

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam ended the Asian Jujitsu Championship with five golds and fifth place in the medal tally.

Vietnamese athletes also grabbed three silvers and eight bronzes from the sixth tournament that concluded on April 1 at the National Stadium in Manama, Bahrain.

On the last day of the competition on Thursday, world champion Phùng Thị Huệ snatched her third title in the women’s Full contact 45kg class. On Wednesday, her first gold was in the Newaza (ground fighting technique), and the second was in the Combat (ground fighting technique) a day later.

Earlier, Dương Thị Thanh Minh pocketed her second title in the women’s Full contact 52kg pool. She also won the Newaza event on Wednesday.

Dương Thị Thanh Minh (left) secures two golds at the Asian Jujitsu Championship that ends in Bahrain on April 1. Photo Jujitsu Asian Union

Silver medals on Thursday went to Đào Thị Như Quỳnh, women’s 48kg and Đặng Thị Huyền, women’s 57kg, all in full contact discipline.

Two bronzes on the last day went to the women and mixed pairs in the Duo Classic events.

According to coach Bùi Đình Tiến, the results of Việt Nam were excellent, and their fifth place among 26 delegations was better than expected.

The Vietnamese mixed duo performed took bronze in the Duo Classic event at the Asian championship. Photo Asian Jujitsu Championship

The team will return home on April 2 and continue practising for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in May. — VNS

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