Nguyên wins Việt Nam’s second World Para Athletic gold

June, 30/2022 - 14:42
Trần Văn Nguyên of Việt Nam won a gold medal from the 2022 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Rades Stadium, in Tunis, Tunisia, on June 29.

 

Trần Văn Nguyên of Việt Nam wins a gold in a javelin event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Rades Stadium, in Tunisia, on June 29. — Photo from Trần Văn Nguyên facebook

HÀ NỘI — Trần Văn Nguyên of Việt Nam won a gold medal at the 2022 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Rades Stadium in Tunis, Tunisia, on June 29.

Nguyên finished first in the men's F40/41 javelin throw event with a score of 31m18 which brought him 815 points.

Gurkan Uncuoglu of Turkey came second with 676 points. He was followed by Redouane Thabit of Morocco, on 551 points.

It was Nguyên's second medal at the tournament, which delivers points for athletes for their Paris Paralympics qualification.

On June 28, Nguyên earned a silver in the men's F40/41 shot put.

Việt Nam Team also took a bronze in the women's discus throw on the last day of the competition on June 29. Nguyễn Thị Hải finished third in the women's F56/F57 event with a result of 26.82m, equivalent to 822 points.

The winner was Nassima Saifi of Angola, who scored 1,021 points. Her teammate Nadia Medjmedj bagged silver on 1,012 points.

On June 27, Hải also claimed a bronze in the women's F56/F57 shot put.

The Vietnamese team ended their tournament with two golds, four silvers and three bronzes. — VNS

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