Vietnamese beach volleyballers experienced their first wins at the third Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, China, on Wednesday.
On the women's side, Huynh Do Hong Loan and Nguyen Thi Thu Ha defeated Mongolian counterparts 21-10, 21-3 in Group W while Nguyen Thi Tiep and Phan Thi Cam Hong beat another Mongolian pair 21-10, 21-12 as part of Group X.
In Group P of the men's event, Nguyen Thanh Vinh and Nguyen Trong Quoc beat Turkmenistan's Hojoev and Kichiev. Later Vinh and Quoc achieved a second win after their Tajikistan rivals withdrew from the competition.
Viet Nam sent 91 athletes to compete at the third Asian event, scheduled from June 16-22, with a target to finish among the top ten of the overall medal tally. — VNS