Vietnam dominate Asian Aerobic Gymnastics Championships
Doha (Qatar), AGU Office: Vietnam picked up the men’s and women’s individual gold in the Sixth Asian Aerobic Gymnastics Championships, which was held at the Buyant-Ukhaa Sport Complex in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, from September 12-18.
Held under the aegis of AGU for the first time in Mongolia, the Asian Aerobic Gymnastics Championships was sponsored by 20 domestic companies.
Over 210 athletes from 10 countries competed in the tournament in three age categories of 12 to 14, 15-17 and above 18 in the divisions of individual women, individual men, mixed pairs, trios, groups, step and dance.
Gia Bao Hoang claimed the men’s gold with 19.650 points while Thao Yen Phan won the women’s title.
Chinbat Batbuyan of the host finished second (18.600) followed by South Korea’s Tae Ho Park (18.000) in the men’s category
Khanhlinh Nguyen, also of Vietnam, and Korea’s Geun Na Park completed the podium in women’s competition.
Vietnam’s Gia Bao Hoang/Vo Quynh Nhu Nguyen and Linh Chi Pham/Giang Nam Tran won the mixed pair gold and silver while Mongolia’s Batkhuu Otgonzul and Chinbat Batbuyan came third.
In the age-group trio final, Vietnam’s Vo Quynh Nhu Nguyen, Trinh Hong Phu Thai, Ngoc Diem Hang Truong won the gold followed by compatriots Khanhlinh Nguyen, Linh Chi Pham and Giang Nam Tran. Mongolia’s Jargalsaikhan Azjargal, Bayarbaatar Ariunzul and Batkhuu Otgonzul took the bronze.
Hong Kong’s Li Siu Ling won the individual women’s age-group title followed by Vietnam’s Khanhlinh Nguyen and India’s Aliha Pangambam.
China (19 athletes), India (21), Japan (15), South Korea (15), the Philippines (10), Iran (8), Uzbekistan (6) while the hosts fielded 70 athletes followed Vietnam with 31.
The organisers invited Sergio Garcia Alcazar, President of the FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Technical Committee, Pradhan Dhruba Bahadur, Vice President of the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), Tammy Yagi Kitagawa, AGU Technical Committee President.
B Lhagvajav, President of the Mongolian Gymnastics Federation, headed the tournament’s organization committee.