ASIAD sepak takraw - Duo star for third gold
The Vietnamese pair won 21-16 in two straight sets after just 44 minutes. Earlier, they survived semi-finals scares as they were made to sweat by
After knocking out
Therefore, the Vietnamese pair started the game with self-confidence. After going 2-0 down in the first set, Luu Thi Thanh and Hai Thao gained three points in a row to go ahead for the first time. The two sides continued to fight for each point until the score was 7-6 in favour of
Myanmar’s Thin Kyu Kyu and Phyo May Zin, who edged out China in a close fought semi-final game, caused some troubles to the Vietnamese side in the second set as they raced neck-and-neck with the Vietnamese pair to 12-12 before Hai Thao produced a series of stunning spikes to help Vietnam take a 16-12 lead. The
In the semi-finals, Luu Thi Thanh and Hai Thao made a poor start as they lost 21-19 to Chiharu Oku and Sawa Aoki from
Vietnamese women’s sepak takraw team ended the 15th Asian Games in great triumph, winning two gold and one silver medal. They even nearly gained a better result than a silver medal in the regu event, in which they lost 2-1 to
So far, Vietnam have won three gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals and are now 17th in the medal tally.