Track-and-field athletes pocket gold in ASG

Update: July, 19/2017 - 09:00
Nguyễn Trung Cường of Việt Nam (left) runs in th ASG’s boys’ 2,000m steeplechase event to win gold medal. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese track-and-field athletes wrapped up their events at the ASEAN School Games (ASG) with five more gold medals in Singapore yesterday.

Huỳnh Thị Mỹ Tiên won the girls’s 100m hurdle with a timing of 14.31 seconds, setting new a games’ record. The old one was 14.76s.

Lê Thị Lan was also in the limelight after her victory in the girls’ 2,000m steeplechase. Her timing of 6 minutes and 59.76 seconds is also a new record. The old one was 7:00.02.

Three other gold medals went to Vũ Ngọc Hà in the girls’ triple jump, Nguyễn Trung Cường in the boys’ 2,000m steeplechase and to the girls’ 4x400m relay team.

The boys’ 4x400m relay team were also on the podium with a bronze.

The track-and-field athletes bagged a total of 14 gold, eight silver and four bronze medals after four days of competition.

Today will be the last day of the games. Vietnamese participants will take part in badminton and swimming. — VNS