National Fencing Championships Draw 75 Competitors

The 2006 National Fencing Championships is taking place in Ha Noi with the participation of 75 fencers from seven teams namely Ha Noi, Ha Tay, Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City. 

Two fencers compete at the tournament

The tournament opened at Trinh Hoai Duc Sports Hall in Ha Noi on April 23. After the opening ceremony, fencers competed in four individual events. Nguyen Thi Thuy Chung of Ha Noi won first title of the women’s individual saber, while Bui Van Thai of Hai Duong came first in the men’s individual foil.

Do Huu Cuong of Bac Ninh and Nguyen Thi Ngan of Ha Tay secured two gold medals in other events.

Fencing, an Olympic sport, is still a new sport in Viet Nam and there are not many fencers in the country. 

Source: VNA – Translated by Tuong Thuy

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