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Wong Weng Ian bags herself a second medal at the Student (Youth) Games

The SAR has sent a team of 174 to take part in 17 disciplines in Guangxi, where Macao’s total medal haul now stands at four.

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The SAR has sent a team of 174 to take part in 17 disciplines in Guangxi, where Macao’s total medal haul now stands at four.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:14 am

Wushu athlete Wong Weng Ian came second place in the women’s freestyle jianshu event at the national Student (Youth) Games on Wednesday – her second medal in three days.

The Macao Polytechnic University student’s score was 9.670, according to a statement released by the Education and Youth Development Bureau. 

In the exhibition sport of jianshu, participants wield a traditional Chinese sword (the jian) and are scored based on technique and the quality and difficulty of movements.

[See more: Here’s where to learn Wushu in Macao]

On Monday, Wong won gold in the women’s freestyle qiang (spear) event, meaning she has contributed two medals to Macao’s running total of four (two golds, one silver, and a bronze) at the Games.

The inaugural Student (Youth) Games are currently taking place in Guangxi province until 15 November. Macao has sent a team of 174 to take part in 17 events. 

The ten-day sports competition features more than 20,000 participants competing in 57 events being held in various venues across Guangxi. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:14 am

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