World champion Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat took the title at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games' (AIMAG) muay event in Incheon, the Republic of Korea on July 2.

Vietnam also defeated Daniiar Kashkaraev of Kazakhstan 5-0 in the final of the men's U57kg category.

In the women's events, Bui Yen Ly and Phan Thi Ngoc Linh pocketed two silver medals in the U51kg and U54kg classes. Both of them lost to Thai opponents.

Swimmer Hoang Quy Phuoc grabbed his second medal in the men's 200m freestyle at the Games on the day.

Phuoc finished second with a time of 1:46. Mao Feilian of China took the gold medal on 1:44.54 ,which is also a new games record. His teammate Zhang Zhongchao was third, recording 1:46.47.

Phuoc will compete in the 100m individual medley and 100m freestyle on July 3.

In the billiards news, Ma Xuan Cuong of Vietnam earned his berth in the quarter-finals of the men's three-cushion singles round.

On July 2, Cuong won 40-8 over Sujaritthurakarn Thawat of Thailand. Earlier, his teammate Tran Thi Truc Xinh lost 2-7 to Ranola Iris of the Philippines in the women's 10 ball single round of 32.

In chess, Grandmaster Nguyen Duc Hoa defeated Murshed Niaz of Bangladesh in the fifth round of the men's classical event and No 1 seed Le Quang Liem beat Oliver Barbosa from the Philippines. Both of them are second in the group with 3.5 points after five games. The leader is Yu Yangyi of China, who is on four points.

In the women's chess, World Chess Federation Master (FM) Pham Le Thao Nguyen drew with Indonesian Aulia Medina Warda in the fifth round, while FM Le Thi Thanh An lost to Subbaraman Meenakshi, a member of the Independent Olympic Athletes squad.

After four days of competition, Vietnam have bagged two gold, five silver and four bronze medals and are currently ranked fifth.

Hosts the Republic of Korea are on top with 13 golds, followed by the powerhouses of China and Thailand.

The fourth AIMAG has attracted more than 1,500 athletes and officials and spotlights 12 sports. The games will come to an end on July 6.-VNA