Wushu martial artist Pham Quoc Khanh seizes the second silver medal for Vietnam (Photo: VNA)
 
Jakarta (VNA) – Vietnamese wushu artists bagged two more medals on August 21, the third official competition day of the ongoing 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD 18) in Indonesia, raising the country’s total medals to six.

Wushu martial artist Pham Quoc Khanh seized the second silver medal for the country in men’s nanquan and nangun with 9.71 points.

Meanwhile, Duong Thuy Vi brought home another bronze medal with a total score of 19.40 in women’s jianshu and qiangshu.

On August 20, weight-lifter Thach Kim Tuan bagged the first silver for Vietnam in the men’s 56kg event, while swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang won bronze in the men’s 800m freestyle event.

On the first day of competition on August 19, Vietnamese Taekwondo athletes and shooters secured two bronze medals for the country in the men’s team poomsae event and the 10-m air pistol mixed event.

The ASIAD 2018 opened in Jakarta on August 18 evening with the theme “Energy of Asia.”

Vietnam’s sports delegation to the ASIAD consists of 532 members, including 352 athletes. It aims to snatch at least three gold medals, with at least one in an Olympic sports category.-VNA