NDO – Vietnam claimed four gold, seven silver and two bronze medals at the second Asian Cadet Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, which concluded in Ho Chi Minh City on June 7 after two days of competition. Le Ngoc Han, Nguyen Kim Phuong and Nguyen Thi Minh An brought home the first gold for Vietnam, finishing first in the women’s team standard poomsae event with 7.865 points. In the mixed doubles standard poomsae category, Nguyen Quang Tri and Nguyen Kim Phuong overcame two Thai opponents to top the podium with 7.97 points. Vietnam’s third gold medal went to Nguyen Thi Minh Anh and Bui Anh Tuan who scored 7.04 in the mixed doubles creative poomsae discipline, while the final gold medal was secured in the team creative poomsae event with 6.87 points. Iran dominated the men’s medal tally with six gold, one silver and two bronze medals, followed by Jordan (one gold, three silver and two bronze) and Kazakhstan (two silver and three bronze). The women’s side continued to see Iran’s prevalence with six gold, three silver and one bronze medal, trailed by Kazakhstan (one gold, one silver and five bronze) and Chinese Taipei (two gold and one silver). The two-day championships attracted the participation of 277 martial artists from 17 countries and territories across Asia, including Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, Macau (China), China, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and hosts Vietnam.