Vietnam women finish fourth in World Beach Games

By Dang Khoa   October 17, 2019 | 12:19 pm GMT+7
Vietnam women finish fourth in World Beach Games
Members of the Vietnam women's beach handball team at the ANOC World Beach Games in Qatar in October 2019. Photo courtesy of International Handball Federation.

The Vietnam women's beach handball team made history by reaching the semi-finals of the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games in Qatar.

But they lost 26-14, 23-18 to Brazil in the bronze medal match on October 16.

Denmark won gold by beating Hungary 21-19, 15-14 in the final.

This was Vietnam's first ever entry into the semifinals, and they got there by winning group B.

After starting off poorly by losing to Spain (1-2) and Greece (0-2), they beat Poland (2-1) and Australia (2-0).

They earned a spot in the quarterfinals by winning the crucial match against China 23-16, 26-15.

In the last eight they beat Argentina 31-22, 16-20, 9-8, but lost 25-14, 16-12 in the semi-final on Tuesday to Hungary.

The ANOC World Beach Games 2019 took place from October 11 to 16 and attracted 1,240 athletes from 97 countries and territories.

 
 
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