Taekwondo artists take more golds from int’l club champs hinh anh 1Four Vietnamese winners pose for photo with their coach Nguyen Thanh Huy. (Photo: tinthethao.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam grabbed five more golds and one silver at the International Club Open Taekwondo Championship which wrapped up in Sakai city of Japan on April 22.

 The medals were in kyorugi (combat) events. The winners were Huynh Bao Nghi (girls’ U37kg), Nguyen Thanh Tai (men’s 87kg), Dang The Tan (men’s 63kg), Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen (women’s U46kg) and Pham Thi Huynh Trang (women’s U57kg).

One day earlier, the team won four gold and one silver medals in poosae (performance) events.

Truong Ngoc De, President of the Vietnam Taekwondo Federation, said the tournament was an opportunity for young athletes to increase their experience in international competitions. The games also allow them to build contacts with friends throughout the world.

This year’s tournament brought together more than 1,000 athletes from 90 clubs in 19 countries and territories.

Previously, the tournament was organised every two years, but since 2011 it has become an annual event.-VNA