Vietnamese Loc Thi Dao triumphs in the Asian Archery Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 24 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Loc Thi Dao on March 24 won a gold medal for Vietnam at the Asian Archery Cup which is ongoing in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Vietnamese athlete defeated Olympic bronze medalist Lin Shih-chia of Chinese Taipei 6-5 in the women’s recurve individual category.

Dao and Lin tied 5-5 in the final necessitating a play-off to decide the winner. Dao performed better and was able to take the title.

Shamoli Ray of Bangladesh secured a bronze.

Dao earned her berth in the final after beating Filipino Nicole Marie Tagle 7-3 in the semi-finals. She earlier defeated rivals from India, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

It is the only medal Vietnam has managed to grab at the event, which is a qualifier for the 2017 World Games.

The team events took place on March 25.

The World Games, a multi-sport event, is scheduled to take place in Wroclaw, Poland from July 20-30, with 27 official sports and four invitational sports featured in the Games.-VNA