Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Vietnam won one gold and two bronze medals at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Thailand.

The gold went to HCM City ‘s young talent Pham Phuoc Den in the U17
boys’ epee event after he defeated strong rivals from mainland China
and Hong Kong .

The two bronzes were secured by Nguyen Xuan
Loi in the U20 boys’ sabre and by the U20 boys’ sabre team, which
included Loi, Van Tien, Duc Anh and Quoc Oai.

“This result
shows the great effort made by these Vietnamese fencers in a year when
the amount of athletes increased significantly. There were 800 fencers
from 35 teams, so competition was fierce,” said national youth fencing
head coach Pham Anh Tuan.

The Vietnamese team will next compete in the World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships on April 9-15 in Croatia.

The youth fencers will also target the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing in
China in August and ­the Asian Under-23 Fencing Championships in
September in Kuwait.-VNA

By vivian