|The Vietnamese rowers celebrate winning bronze medal in the women’s quadruple sculls at the ASIAD 19 in China on Monday. — Photo Sports Authority of Việt Nam|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese rowers secured two bronze medals on the second competition day of the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) in China on Monday.
In the women's quadruple sculls category at Fuyang Water Sports Centre, Bùi Thị Thu Hiền, Lường Thị Thảo, Nguyễn Thị Giang, and Phạm Thị Thảo finished third with a time of 6 minutes 54.84 seconds, earning them bronze. The gold medal was claimed by the host country, China, with a time of 6:42.84, while Iran took silver with a time of 6:51.82.
On the men's side, the team consisting of Bùi Văn Hoàng, Nguyễn Văn Hà, and Nguyễn Văn Hiếu finished fifth with a time of 6:22.22. China won the gold medal with a time of 6:02.65, Uzbekistan secured the silver medal with a time of 6:04.64, and the Indian team received bronze after clocking in at 6:08.61.
Another bronze medal for Việt Nam was earned in the women's eight event. The Vietnamese team of Đinh Thị Hảo, Dư Thị Bông, Hà Thị Vui, Hồ Thị Lý, Lê Thị Hiền, Nguyễn Lâm Kiều Diễm, Phạm Thị Ngọc Anh and Trần Thị Kiệt, performed exceptionally well to achieve a time of 6:48.21. The gold medal in this category went to the Chinese team, finishing with a time of 6:33.61 and silver to Japan team with a time of 6:44.15.
On Sunday, the Vietnamese rowers also won a bronze medal in the women's coxless fours, marking the country's first medal at the 19th Asian Games. Notably, at the previous ASIAD 18 held five years ago, the rowing team were the first to secure a gold medal for the Vietnamese sports delegation.
In addition to rowing, Vietnamese sports also secured another bronze medal on Sunday in taekwondo, thanks to martial artist Trần Hồ Duy in the men's individual poomsae. Duy's consecutive victories brought him to the semi-finals, but he was unable to overturn South Korea's Kang Wan-jin, resulting in him finishing thỉd.
Việt Nam aims to win between two and five gold medals at the ASIAD 19, approaching the achievement of the ASIAD 18 in Indonesia in 2018, which remains the most successful ASIAD for Vietnamese sports to date, with gold medals in women's rowing, athletics, women's long jump, men's pencak silat, and women's 400m hurdles. — VNS