Vietnam pocket two golds at Asian Grand Prix

Tuesday, 2017-04-25 04:36:41
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Bui Thi Thu Thao jumps to win her medal at the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix 2017 in China. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese athletes won two gold medals on April 24 in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix 2017 in Jinhua, a prefecture-level city in central Zhejiang province in eastern China.

Long jumper Bui Thi Thu Thao won the first gold with a jump of 6.58m jump in the women’s category and grabbed her first title of the year, also the first for Vietnam in 2017.

Her teammate Quach Thi Lan triumphed in the women’s 400m with a timing of 53.15sec.

Her older brother Quach Cong Lich claimed a silver in the men’s 400m, clocking 47.21sec.

Earlier, Duong Thi Viet Anh came second in the women’s high jump with a result of 1.80m.

Elsewhere, young runner Le Tu Chinh, 19, ranked fourth in the women’s 100m, while Khuat Phuong Anh finished sixth in the women’s 800m, and Nguyen Van Hung came sixth in the men’s triple jump.

Athletes will continue with the second leg in Jiaxing city, also in Zhejiang, on April 27.