Vietnam’s top female xiangqi player, Ngo Lan Huong, won a silver medal at the Sportaccord World Mind Games in Beijing
Lan Huong, who was crowned champion at the Asian Xiangqi Individual Championships last November, won a total of seven points, three points below China’s Jin Hai Ying, and ended up in second place in the women’s individual event in Beijing.
The other Vietnamese representative in the men’s event, Nguyen Hoang Lam, failed to claim a medal after losing his last two games of the tournament.
The host nation, China, came in first at the Games with eight gold, two silver and one bronze medal, followed by the United States with four golds, one silver and four bronzes, and Russia three golds, two silvers and one bronze.
The multi-event Games, which aimed to highlight the value of mind sports, featured five events including bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), go and xiangqi (Chinese Chess) that focus on the power of the human brain, strategy, intelligence and mental exercise.