RoK tops Vietnam International Judo Championship 2016

  • November 01, 2016

The Republic of Korea ranked first in the second Vietnam International Judo Championship 2016 by winning 10 golds, and three bronzes. 

The two-day competition was closed on October 30 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Team Vietnam 1 came in second with four gold, three silver and one bronze medals and Ho Chi Minh City’s team ranked third with one gold, four silver and five bronze medals. On Para Judo, Chinese Hong Kong’s team topped with two golds and one silver. It was followed by the Indian rivals with two golds and two bronzes and Thai competitors with one gold and three silvers. Choi Hee Jun from the Republic of Korea won the cup for the best male athlete while Nguyen Thi Ngoc Ban from team Vietnam 1 took the cup for the best female athlete.

The 2016 champion brought together 200 Judo athletes from 11 countries and territories, such as Canada, France, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, and Laos. Host Vietnam had five teams.

Athletes competed at 16 fighting categories for both male and female divisions along with Nage No Kata and Juno Kata performance categories. It also saw the competition of blind judo athletes in five weight classes of Para Judo. The games were held by the Ho Chi Minh City Judo Federation in collaboration with the People’s Police and Ton Duc Thang University. The Southeast Asian Judo Federation has recognised the Vietnam International Judo Championship as an official tournament of the region.


Source: VietNamNet

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