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Kiên wins gold at world wushu taijiquan champs

Pham Ngoc Kien of Viet Nam (centre) with his gold medal for taijiquan in Bulgaria. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — Viet Nam’s Pham Ngoc Kien won gold at the third World Taijiquan Championships in Bulgaria yesterday.

He overcame Nicolas Nicolas of Indonesia and Javad Nouri of Iran to top the podium.

Taijiquan or tai chi is an ancient Chinese form of exercise originally created as a fighting art.

His teammate Pham Nguyen Hoai Nam came third in the third set taijiquan C-B.

Taijijian is tai chi with a straight double-edged sword.

Nguyen Trong Lam also finished second to grab a silver in the men’s 42 Movements Taijijian C-A.

The Vietnamese team also won bronze medal through Tran Thi Khanh Ly in the Women’s Optional Taijijian C-B.

The championships kicked off on September 25 and will close today. — VNS


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