Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat wins Muay Thai gold as Vietnam beats Thailand

28 May 2022 | 08:15 | Football


(Sports News, Southeast Asian Games News) Viet Nam’s historic gold medal helped Vietnam even surpass Thailand in the Muay Thai achievement list.

Muay Thai is a fighting martial art born in Thailand, so it is often called Muay Thai. It’s no surprise that Thais have the best boxers who can beat any opponent. Today, however, Muay Thai is thriving and sometimes it is no longer the host country’s power.

The recently concluded 31st Southeast Asian Games is a case in point. Out of a total of 11 medal events, Thailand won just three golds, the Philippines two, and Malaysia and Cambodia one each. In particular, Vietnam has won as many as 4 gold medals and won first place in Muay Thai at the Southeast Asian Games.

Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat’s gold also made history in Muay Thai, in addition to the gold medals of three women’s boxers Bui Yen Ly (54kg), Bang Thi Mai (60kg) and Nguyen Thi Phuong Hau (63.5kg). . The former world champion Wei Yi won his first gold medal after participating in the SEA Games 5 times, and more importantly, this achievement helped to help Vietnam to reach the top of Muay Thai in an all-round way. Sea Games 31.

In the final bout of this afternoon’s Muay Thai bout, Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat beat rival Thailand to take the gold. “Single defeat” Du Yi made a comeback and defeated his opponent with a dramatic score of 29-28.

He is a 7-time world champion, but the SEA Games gold medal has been far from Duy Nhat in many different ways. On at least two occasions, he suffered heartbreaking defeats. At the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, world champion Wei Yi burst into tears after his “shocking” loss in the semifinals.

After 14 years of Muay Thai career, Wei Yi finally tasted the “sweet fruit” at the SEA Games. This gold medal helped Vietnam win the first place in one more subject, and contributed to the outstanding achievements of the host in the Asian Games. sports 31st Southeast Asia.

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