Four Vietnamese to compete in Asian championships for juniors

October, 07/2022 - 15:49
Việt Nam will send four athletes to compete in the fourth Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2022 in Kuwait from October 13 to 16.

Athletics

Hoàng Thị Ánh Thục is one of the Vietnamese representatives at the fourth Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2022 in Kuwait from October 13 to 16. Photo sggp.org.vn

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will send four athletes to compete in the fourth Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2022 in Kuwait from October 13 to 16.

They are Hoàng Thị Ánh Thục (girls 400m and 800m), Nguyễn Khánh Linh (girls 800m), Bùi Thị Kim Anh (girls high jump) and Hà Thị Thúy Hằng (girls long jump).

They have qualified for the tournament after meeting the Qualifying Standards at the recent National Youth and Age Groups Championships.

Among them, Thục finished first in the girls 400m event in an August youth tournament with a time of 54.64 seconds, much better than the standard of 57.05 seconds.

Around 400 athletes from 33 nations will participate in this competition. Earlier in the year, the Asian Athletics Association announced that the championships, which were supposed to take place in Kuwait on March 1, had been postponed due to a new wave of the Omicron virus.

Throughout Việt Nam's participation in the tournament since 2015, the best result has been a gold medal by Cao Võ Ngọc Long in the boys high jump in 2017. VNS

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