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VN take golds at 8th ASEAN games

Update: July, 27/2016 - 09:00
Winner: Vietnamese Huỳnh Thị Mỹ Tiên poses with Thai dancers during the opening ceremony of the ASEAN School Games. Tiên won a gold medal in the girl’s 100m hurdles event on Tuesday in Thailand. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese students claimed four gold medals in the track-and-field events during the 8th ASEAN School Games yesterday in Thailand.

Bùi Văn Hùng triumphed in the boy’s javelin event. Wanchalarm Roscha of the hosts and Wang Tingjia of Singapore were second and third, respectively.

Quảng Thị Lài topped the girl’s 400m with a time of 55.41sec. Her teammate Cấn Thị Thủy took the silver and Manlika Phonyiam of Thailand grabbed the bronze.

Phạm Thị Thúy Hạnh earned Việt Nam’s fourth gold in the girl’s 1,500m, clocking 4min 42.86sec. Indonesian Delvita Lodia Bakun and Vietnamese Bùi Thị Mai were two the runners-up.

Huỳnh Thị Mỹ Tiên won the first gold of the day in the girl’s 100m hurdles event. Tiên finished her race with a time of 14.47sec. Nuttawan Davandee of Thailand came second, followed by Tia Louise Rozario of Singapore.

The Vietnamese also secured four silvers yesterday.

The first one went to Mai Thị Huỳnh Như in the girl’s 3,000m walk with a time of 16.40min. She was second behind Thai Pataraporn Malila who needed only 15.48 to win. Singapore’s Chng Shu Yi came third, clocking 16.54.

Đặng Thị Trang pocketed another in the girl’s javelin event. She made a throw of 39.74m, nearly 3m less than winner Atinna Nurkamila Intan Bahtiar of Indonesia. Kawalin Lobprasoet was third.

Vũ Đức Anh of Việt Nam placed second in the boy’s high jump with a result of 2.03m. Malaysian Muhamad Eizlan Bin Dahalan topped the podium and his teammate Muhammad Amzar Syahmie Bin Mohd Zaim third.

Vietnamese quartet claimed silver in the girl’s 100m relay. They failed to overcome Thailand in the last metres. The Thais won the gold while the bronze went to Indonesia.

In the last day of swimming yesterday, Trần Thị Ngọc grabbed the only medal for Việt Nam. She finished second in the girl’s 200m butterfly with a time of 2:20.64. Kanitta Nimdam of the hosts triumphed the event. Indonesian Azzahra Permatahani came third.

After four days, Việt Nam maintain at third position in the medal tally with 15 gold medals.

Thailand has created a large gap with other countries as the team have taken 35 titles. Indonesia are second with 22.

All competitions will finish today and the closing ceremony will be on Friday. -- VNS

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