Việt Nam take two Asian gymnastic bronzes

Update: June, 24/2019 - 09:06

Lê Thanh Tùng poses with his bronze medal and bonus at the Asian Gymnastics Championships in Mongolia. Photo facebook Lê Thanh Tùng

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese athletes won two bronze medals at the Asian Gymnastics Championships which closed on Saturday in Mongolia.

 grabbed his medal in the men’s horizontal bar after finishing third behind China's Hu Xuwei and Chinese Taipei's Tang Chia-Hung.

It was the first ever Asian medal for Việt Nam in the horizontal bars event.

Tùng who won gold at the Asian Championships in 2017 in the vault said he was lucky to have finished in the top three in a category that was not really his forte.

“I just tried my best and did a good job and was surprised with the result,” Tùng said.  

It was a pity that he could take part in the vault this year because of an ankle injury.

“I will now focus on rehab so I can take part in the national championships and int'l tournaments which are the last chance to grab an Olympic slot for 2020,” he said.

The second bronze went to Đinh Phương Thành in the men’s parallel bars behind China's Liu Rongbing and Hu Xuwei.

China topped the medal tally with 10 golds. Chinese Taipei and Japan were second and third, while Việt Nam finished 10th out of 11 teams. — VNS