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VN sweep golds in AUG track and field

Update: July, 17/2016 - 09:00
Trần Huệ Hoa competes at the AUG and wins a gold medal in the women’s triple jump event. — VNS Photo
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HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam jumped to fifth place in the medal tally after six days of competition at Singapore’s ASEAN University Games on July 15.

The Vietnamese athletes have grabbed nine gold medals, with six from athletics matches.

Yesterday, Trần Huệ Hoa triumphed in the women’s triple jump with a score of 13.17m.

Nguyễn Thị Oanh won the women’s 3,000m steeplechase.

Her teammate, Phan Thanh Bình, finished third in the men’s discus, with a throw of 43.01m.

Earlier, Phạm Thị Huệ topped the women’s 5,000m event, with a time of 17.57min. Lê Văn Thảo won the men’s event, coming in at 15.08min.

Bùi Thị Xuân was first in the men’s javelin event, with a throw of 49.03m.

Nguyễn Văn Công made a 15.61m jump in the men’s triple jump to take his title.

The track-and-field athletes, Nguyễn Thị Oanh and Lê Trọng Hinh, also pocketed two silvers in the women’s 100m and men’s 100m, respectively.

Two other gold medals went to the table tennis teams. The Vietnamese defeated their Singaporean rivals in the men’s and women’s team events.

The singles events are ongoing. Two years ago at the previous Games, Việt Nam were No. 1 in the table tennis event, with three golds and four silvers.

The pencak silat martial artist on July 14 secured one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

Thailand maintained their stronghold at the top of the medal standings with double wins in the men’s and women’s 10m air pistol shooting. They were also strong enough in the pool and track events to keep their top-dog position with 15 golds.

Indonesia came in a close second, two golds behind. However, they have accumulated plenty of silvers, which may come in useful should there be a tie. — VNS

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