Vietnamese athletes won four gold medals at the International Club Open Taekwondo Championship on April 21 in Sakai city, Japan.
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The titles were awarded to Nguyen Quang Tri in the boy’s individual class for ages 12-14; Le Viet Vy Khang in the boys’ individual 15-17 years old category; Huynh Bao Nghi in the girls’ individual 12-14 years old grouping, and Le Viet Vy Khang and Nguyen Giang Tuong Vi in the mixed duo performance of the 15-17 age group.
Vi also won a silver medal in the girls’ individual, 15-17 years old category.
Talking to reporters, 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.