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VN swimmers shine at world para champs

Update: December, 05/2017 - 10:00
Trịnh Thị Bích Như poses with her silver medal at the World Para Swimming Championship in Mexico City. — VNA/VNS Photo Việt Hùng
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HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese disabled swimmers won one silver and one bronze medal at the World Para Swimming Championship in Mexico City on December 3.

Trịnh Thị Bích Như defended her sliver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke, clocking a time of 1:57.66.

ASEAN Para Games gold medalist Như also won silver in the world championships held in Glasgow, Scotland two years ago.

Đỗ Thanh Hải (right) poses with the winners of men’s 100m breaststroke at the World Para Swimming Championship in Mexico City. — VNA/VNS Photo Việt Hùng

Meanwhile, Đỗ Thanh Hải bagged a bronze in the men’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:42.58. It is the first time Hải has reached the podium in the world tournament.

After two days of competition, Vietnamese swimmers have earned a total of one silver and two bronzes.

On December 2, Võ Thanh Tùng took home a bronze medal in the men’s 100m freestyle. The 32-year-old Tùng also won bronze in the 50m freestyle in the world championship in Scotland. In the Paralympics 2016 in Brazil, the southern province of An Giang-born swimmer won silver in the same category.

At the World Para Powerlifting Championship held in the same city, Châu Hoàng Tuyết Loan dropped out of the women’s 55kg category because of injury in her first attempt. — VNS

 

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