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Việt Nam wins world xianqi gold medals

Chinese chess

Đinh Trần Thanh Lam wins girls' U16 standard xianqi event in the world championship on October 27 in Malaysia. — Photo courtesy of TQK

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won two gold medals at the World Xiangqi (Chinese chess) Championship which is ongoing in Malaysia.

The first title went to master Đinh Trần Thanh Lam in the girls' U16 standard Chinese chess event on October 27.

In the penultimate match, Lam defeated teammate Võ Nguyễn Quỳnh Như and was recognised the champion of the category although there is one game to go on October 28.

Lam has dominated the pool with 11 points from five wins and one draw. Her opponents have included masters from Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and the hosts.

Việt Nam also earned a gold in the girls' U12 category by Nguyễn Trác Hoàng Thy. 

Currently, Vietnamese competitors are striving for titles in the team events of boys' and girls' U12 and U16.

In the senior tournament, Lại Lý Huynh and Nguyễn Thành Bảo on the men's side and Nguyễn Hoàng Yến and Lê Thị Kim Loan in the women's side are the Vietnamese representatives.

The world championship which wraps up today has drawn the participation of nearly 130 athletes from 17 teams to compete for eight sets of medals. — VNS

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