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Sprint phenom Chinh to train in the US

Update: October, 28/2017 - 11:00
Lê Tú Chinh (second left) and expert Loren Seagrave of the IMG Academy (third left) at the meeting in HCM City yesterday. — Photo thanhnien.vn
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HÀ NỘI — ASEAN sprint queen Lê Tú Chinh will begin a long training residence at the IMG Academy in Florida this December.

Deputy chairman and general secretary of HCM City Athletics Federation Nguyễn Trung Hinh announced the news at a meeting in HCM City yesterday.

At the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia in August, Chinh won the 100m and 200m. The unstoppable 20-year-old then teamed up with Nguyễn Thị Mộng Tuyền, Trần Thị Yến Hoa and Đỗ Thị Quyên to win the 4x100m in a time of 43.88, a Games record.

During her training in the US, Chinh will compete in many tournaments to hone her skills and gain experience.

Expert Loren Seagrave will oversee Chinh’s training. Seagrave coached Donovan Bailey of Canada to take gold and break the world record in the men’s 100m category in 1996.

Seagrave was present at Thống Nhất Stadium in HCM City on October 26 to watch Chinh competing in the National Athletics Championship.

Chinh said she will try her best to improve via training in the US to gain a medal at the Asian Games 2018 and win a ticket to compete in the 2020 Olympics.

Besides Chinh, HCM City will send several other athletes to the Academy for shot-term periods, including triple jump competitor Trần Thị Huệ Hoa.— VNS

 

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