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Brunei has landed its very first gold medal of the Games.

Mohammad Adi Salihin Roslan won the men’s taolu nanquan (southern boxing style ) event on May 14. He topped the ranking table with 9.71 points at the Cầu Giấy District Gymnasium in Hà Nội.

He brought Brunei their first medal after missing out on May 13 when he finished fourth in the nandao (southern broadsword) event.

Harris Horatius of Indonesia came second with 9.70 points.

Việt Nam’s Nông Văn Hữu took third place with 9.69 points. This was his second bronze, taking one in the nandao category.

In another class, Dương Thúy Vi completed a double, winning her second gold of the Games.

Vi topped the ranking with a 9.7-point performance in the women’s qiangshu (spear) event.

Her first was in the jianshu (straight sword) on May 13.

“I am pleased but also had high pressure competing on home turf. But I always try to perform the best for myself and the nation,” Vi said.

Her teammate Đặng Tiểu Bình scored 9.69 points and placed third. Sandy Oo of Myanmar finished second with the same points but better sub-points.

The taijiquan gold medal went to athlete Alisya Mellynar of Indonesia.

Her team grabbed another gold in the men’s daoshu (broadsword) and gunshu (cudgel) combination through Seraf Naro Siregar.

The men’s taijijian (tai chi sword) gold was taken by athlete Jun Kai Chan of Singapore.

The wushu will continue with sanshou (combat) events. Men will fight in the 56kg, 60kg, 65kg and 70kg classes, while women will compete in the 48kg, 52kg, 56kg and 60kg pools. 

The wushu will conclude on May 16. – VnExpress News



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