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Tùng’s double gold on last day of track-and-field

Update: September, 23/2017 - 07:00
Võ Văn Tùng poses with one of his gold medals that he grab yesterday at the Malaysian Para Games. — Photo courtesy of Nam Trung
Viet Nam News

Para Games

HÀ NỘI — Võ Văn Tùng grabbed two gold medals yesterday at the Malaysian Para Games at the National Bukit Jalil Stadium.

Tùng first won in the men’s F34 discus event with a throw of 26.23 metres. He overcame Davis Machang (20.99m) and Adderin (20.31m), both from the hosts.

His second gold came hours later in the javelin event as he also won over the same rivals.

Tùng’s best result was made in the final attempt as he threw 23.21m. However, with his lowest throw of 21.14m he was already champion in the category as his rivals were left far behind.

Machang scored 21.04m while Adderin made 14.15m

Earlier, Tùng secured a silver in the F32/33/34 shot put on Wednesday.

His teammate Trương Thị Bích Vân added another gold for Việt Nam in the women’s F55 shot put.

Vân showed her outstanding performance with five out of six throws being over 6m, with the best one being 6.78m.

Htet Aye from Myanmar was second with 5.96m and Ngô Thị Lan Thanh of Việt Nam was third, on 5.33m.

The last track-and-field gold of the day went to Lê Văn Mạnh who was the fastest in the men’s T37 200m track.

He finished first with a time of 25.68sec. Sakphet Saewang of Thailand and Jacklon of Malaysia sprinted strongly but could not catch up with Mạnh. They received the silver and bronze, respectively.

Vietnamese athletes also pocketed three silvers and two bronzes in other classes.

Yesterday, the chess masters brought home the first two titles.

Phạm Thị Hương won in the women’s B1 individual rapid chess while Trần Thị Bích Thủy won the women’s P1 individual rapid chess.

Their teammates pocketed four silver medals and one bronze.

After five days of competition, Vietnamese athletes have set 10 new records, four in swimming and four in weightlifting. The team has won 39 gold, 59 silver and 55 bronze medals to rank fourth in the overall medal tally.

Indonesia are still the table leader with 109 medals, leaving Malaysia in second place with 84 and Thailand third with 60.

Although there are events on the last day of Para Games today this would be the final ranking of the tournament.

The closing ceremony will be held tonight at the Bukit Jalil Stadium. — VNS

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