Shorinji Kempo martial artists great fighters

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Vietnamese competitors in the Japanese martial art of shorinji kempo won three golds out of the seven possible on Sunday at the South East Asian Games in Indonesia.

Do Hong Ngoc grabbed gold in the women's under-45 kg category after beating host rival Yunita 10-0 in the final match, before Nguyen Thuy Dung beat another Indonesian contestant Ade Irma 5-0 in the women's under-48kg category final.

Nguyen Ba Tan then took gold in the men's under-50kg event after beating Indonesian fighter Almadi 10-0 in the final match.

The other four gold medals the Vietnamese sports delegation won were in the chess, judo and snorkeling events.

Female chess player Pham Le Thao Nguyen won the gold medal in the women's rapid chess contest, while chess ace GM Le Quang Liem, ranked 28th in the world, earned gold in the men's rapid chess event.

Judo martial artist Dang Hao bagged gold in the men's under-100kg category, while Dai Trang, Thanh Vy, Huyen Trang and Thi Quynh brought home the gold in the women's 4x100-meter diving event.

After Sunday, day nine of the Games, which are being held from November 11 through 22, Vietnam has won 87 gold, 80 silver and 87 bronze medals, ranking third behind second-place Thailand, which has won 93 gold, 79 silver and 104 bronze medals. Hosts Indonesia is on top with 147 gold, 122 silver and 115 bronze medals.

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