Vietnamese athletes win three golds at Thailand Open

Thursday, 2017-06-15 17:09:50
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Le Tu Chinh (centre, second row) bags her second gold at the Thailand Open Track and Field Championship yesterday in Bangkok (Source: Internet)
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NDO/VNA - Vietnamese athletes won three gold medals on the third day of the competition at the Thailand Open Track and Field Championship, on June 14 in Bangkok.

Le Tu Chinh secured her second gold of the competition after winning in the women’s 200m event, with a time of 23.52sec. She ran 0.08sec faster than Singapore’s Veronica Shanti Pereira, who triumphed at the SEA Games in 2015.

On June 12, Chinh grabbed the first gold for Vietnam in the 100m class.

She is expected to score a hat trick of wins when she competes in the 4x100m event today.

Nguyen Hoai Van won the first title in the men’s javelin event with a throw of 72.26m, setting a new national record. The old record of 69.07m was set by Nguyen Truong Giang in 2011.

Van’s result was also better than that of Hussadin Rodmanee of Thailand (70.96m) who won a silver medal at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games two years ago.

The second title went to Do Quoc Luat in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase. The national champion completed his race with a time of 9min 12.89sec, leaving his rivals far behind with a six-second gap.

It was his second gold in Thailand adding to his earlier triumph in the 1,500m event on June 12.

Vietnam also pocketed a silver medal yesterday, won by Nguyen Thi Hang, in the women’s 400m hurdle.