24 Januari 2019



 NEWS 12/09/2001
Vietnam pips Philippines for taekwondo honours

Vietnam pips Philippines for taekwondo honours

JOHOR BAHRU Sept 11 - Vietnam collected four gold medals in taekwondo to top the sport at the 21st SEA Games, beating defending champion the Philippines into second place as the event wound up today after three days of competition.

Vietnam, host of the next SEA Games in 2003, garnered the medals through Phan Tan Dat in the men's middleweight and Nguyen Thi Huyen Dieu in the women's finweight yesterday and through Nguyen Van Hung in the men's heavyweight and Nguyen Thi Xuan Mai in the women's flyweight today.

The Philippines won three gold medals in all - through Roberto Cruz in the men's finweight and Veronica Domingo in the women's lightweight yesterday and through Ma Nelia Sy Ycasas in the women's welterweight today.

Thailand took the third spot with two gold medals, won today through Ussadate Sutthikunkarn in the men's flyweight and Kriangkrai Noikerd in the men's welterweight.

Malaysia's Chew Chee Chan won the country's only gold in the sport in the women's heavyweight final which her opponent, Margarita Maria Estela Bonifacio of the Philippines, claimed was unfair.

"I am disappointed with the result. It's not fair," she said in tears after the bout.

Indonesia and Myanmar also won a gold medal each, Indonesia through Emerald Margareth in the women's middleweight and Myanmar through U Thit Lwin in the men's lightweight.

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