Chau Tuyet Van, Nguyen Thi Le Kim and Nguyen Thuy Xuan Linh won the U30 women's team gold at the ninth WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on October 31.

The Vietnamese trio easily beat the teams from the Philippines, Turkey and Chinese Taipei to take the lead. Chinese Taipei won the silver medal and the bronze was shared by the US and Turkey.

Vietnamese martial arts athletes also performed well in the other categories.

In the women's individual cadet category, Nguyen Thi Kim Ha and Mexico's Sofia Sepulveda bagged the bronze medal. The gold went to the Republic of Korea's Su-yeong Choi, while Canada's Justina Yu took the silver.

In the U30 pair division, Mexico won the gold medal, while Chinese Taipei took the silver. Vietnam (Tong Nguyen Bao and Lien Thi Tuyet Mai) and the US shared the bronze medal.

In the women's individual freestyle in the over-17 category, Vietnam's Ngo Thi Thuy Dung and Peru's Winnie Yi Wu Acuy won bronze medals. The gold winner was Adalis Munoz of the US, followed by Russia's Yulia Popova.

In the U17 freestyle pair event, Vietnamese players Nguyen Dinh Khoi and Nguyen Thi Mong Quynh brought home a silver medal. China's Ming Da Hu and Meng Yue Wei teamed up to bag the gold medal. Mexico's Jose Reyes and Ibanez Ana Zulema and Russia's Mikhail Pustovit and Anastasiya Karnovich shared the bronze medal.

On the first day of the competition, which was held at the Olympic Gymnasium, the Republic of Korea won three of the nine gold medals up for grabs. Mexico, Vietnam and the US, as well as the Philippines, Turkey and China took home one gold medal each.

The 29-member Vietnamese team are competing in 24 out of 36 disciplines with the aim of winning at least two gold medals.

This year's four-day event has attracted a total of 461 poomsae athletes from 46 countries.

Vietnam ranked second in the eighth edition of the same event held in Bali, Indonesia, last year, with three gold, three silver and five bronze medals.-VNA