Thursday, 26/04/2018 09:36

Karatekas dominate regional tourney

Vietnamese athletes perform their women’s team kata at the Southeast Asian Karate Championships. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — Viet Nam topped the ranking table after winning 29 gold medals at the Southeast Asian Karate Championships which closed yesterday in Bac Ninh Province.

The hosts also secured 24 silver and 36 bronze medals.

Indonesia stood second with nine golds, followed by Thailand who bagged seven titles.

According to Le Tung Duong, head coach of the national team, his athletes did better than expected. He hoped that the tournament brought them good opportunities to warm-up for the Asian Games in Indonesia this August.

The competition lured competitors from seven countries competing in kata (performance) and kumite (combat) categories for individuals and teams. — VNS

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