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Vietnamese athletes win three golds at Thailand Open

Update: June, 15/2017 - 04:00
Lê Tú Chinh (centre, second row) bags her second gold at the Thailand Open Track and Field Championship yesterday in Bangkok. — Photo facebook Lê Tú Chinh
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese athletes won three gold medals on the third day of competitions at the Thailand Open Track and Field Championship yesterday in Bangkok.

Lê Tú Chinh secured her second gold here 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 Monday, Chinh grabbed the first gold for Việt Nam in the 100m class.

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

Nguyễn Hoài Văn 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 made by Nguyễn Trường Giang in 2011.

Văn’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 Đỗ Quốc Luật in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase. The national champion completed his race with a time of 9min 12.89sec, leaving his rivals far away with a six-second gap.

It was his second gold in Thailand as he earlier triumphed in the 1,500m event on Monday.

Việt Nam also pocketed a silver yesterday by Nguyễn Thị Hằng in the women’s 400m hurdle. — VNS

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