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Hân wins silver at Asian Youth Athletics

Update: May, 24/2017 - 09:00
Nguyễn Trung Cường of Việt Nam (left) runs to win a silver of the boys’ 2,000 steeplechase of the second Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Bangkok. — Photo athleticsasia.org
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HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam won three silvers in the last day of the second Asian Youth Athletics Championships which closed in Bangkok yesterday.

Nguyễn Trung Cường took his medal in the boys’ 2,000m steeplechase event. Cường ran it in 6min 1.16sec.

Hasan Saad Alasdi of Iraq took top place (5:58.34) and Mohammed Al Suleimani of Oman was at third (6:13.33).

The second silver for Việt Nam came through Lê Thị Hồng Hân in the girls’ 400m hurdles event with a time of 60.66sec.

China’s Yina Liang won the gold with a time 0.63sec faster than Hân. She set a new tournament record. The old one was 61.27sec set by Yamani Dulanjalee Mudiyanselage of Sri Lanka in 2015.

Pei Shan Wu of Chinese Taipei came third, timing 60.87.

Hân’s teammate Bùi Thị Trang was at fourth position (61.80).

Ngô Thị Khánh Ny bagged the last silver in the girls’ 2,000m steeplechase, clocking 7:04.25.

She was a little slower than the winner, North Korean Kim Hyang Suk, who finished with 7:02.77.

The bronze went to Kim Mi Hae, also from North Korea, on 7:10.82.

Việt Nam completed the championships with one gold and five silvers.

The gold medal went to Cao Võ Ngọc Long in the boys’ high jump on Monday.

Earlier, his teammates grabbed two silvers Đoàn Thu Hằng took one in the girls’ 3,000m and Nguyễn Lan Anh the other in girls’ high jump.

Cường, Ny, Hân and Trang earned their berths to compete at the International Association Athletics Federation’s World U18 Championship in Kenya in July.

The final result placed Việt Nam at the eight position in the medal tally.

China were on top with 16 golds. Chinese Taipei (six) and India (five) were second and third, respectively. — VNS

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