Thanh Tung wins wushu gold at world contest

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Nguyen Thanh Tung won the gold medal in the men's tai chi sword event at the World Wushu Championships in Ankara, Turkey on Friday, October 14.

Tung, who had won the silver medal at the 16th Asian Games last year, took the title after scoring 9.68 points, ahead of Japan's Yoshihiro Sekiya with 9.62 points and South Korea's Lee Jea Huyng with 9.58 points.

Nguyen Manh Quyen won the silver medal in the men's gunshu (cudgel-play) event with 9.72 points behind gold medalist Jia Rui from Chinese Macau with 9.80 points. Japan's Daisuke Ichikizaki finished third with 9.71 points.

In the women's qiangshu (spear-play) event, Nguyen Mai Phuong took the bronze medal with 9.58 points. Turkey's Elif Akyz won the gold medal with 9.60 points while Zheng Tian Hui of Hong Kong came second with 9.59 points.

The world championship, which attracted 700 martial artists from 83 nations and territories, will conclude on Saturday October 15.

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