Nguyen Hong Ngan (right) takes a bronze medal for Vietnam in taekwondo on the eighth day of competition at the Sakha Republic’s (Yakutia) Children of Asia Games on July 12. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Duong Thi Hoa and Nguyen Hong Ngan won two bronze medals for Vietnam on the eighth day of competition at the Sakha Republic’s (Yakutia) Children of Asia Games.

Hoa finished third in the girls’ 200m athletic event with a time of 25.77sec, behind Pekhtireva Yelena of Azerbaijan and Moiseeva Daria of the Ural Federal District.

Ngan and Beatrice Kassandra Gaerlan of the Philippines came third in the girls’ 55kg category taekwondo event after losing in the semi-finals.

Mongolian Boldbaatar Namuun took the gold, while the silver medal went to Lee Seungmin of the Republic of Korea.

Chess players also competed in eight rounds on July 12.

FIDE master Tran Minh Thang, defeated by Garidmagnai Byambasuren, lost his first position. First seed Thang now has 5.5 points, the same as his teammate Nguyen Dang Hong Phuc who drew Sylyev Nedir in the third board. They are in the second group, 0.5 point behind Byambasuren and Sin Denis, both of whom have six points.

Among the girls, Ha Phuong Hoang Mai tied with third seed Grigorieva Yulia. Phuong is now in third position and one point behind Yulia and 0.5 point behind master Otgonsuvd Batsaikhan, who is in second place.

The Vietnam team’s only win of the day was by Dong Khanh Linh, who beat Thuduwage Yasasirini Pabasara. But Linh, with four points, has no chance of entering the top three ranks as only one round is left in the tournament.

With five gold, three silver and eight bronze medals, Vietnam are at No 10 in the medal tally.

Siberian Federal District are on top with 41 golds, followed by Kazakhstan with 17 and Sakha Republic (Yakutia) with 12.-VNA