Vietnamese female chess players won two individual bronze medals at the FIDE Women’s World Team Championship 2011 that took place in Mardin, Turkey, from December 17-28.
At table No.2, GM Hoang Thi Bao Tram finished third behind Ju Wenju from China and Harika from India. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Nguyen Thi Mai Hung came in third behind Chinese player Zhao Xue and Bela from Gruzia.
Also, the Vietnamese team consisting of five female players Bao Tram, Thao Nguyen, Thanh An, Nhu Y and Mai Hung finished in the seventh position out of 10 international teams at the contest this year.
The winnings are a significant improvement of Vietnamese chess on the international stage. Vietnam finished in the 10th spot out of 10 teams two years ago.
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