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Huyen wins gold at Asian athletics

Update: June, 15/2012 - 09:45

Nguyen Thi Huyen won a gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the 15th Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Sri Lanka.

Huyen beat six strong rivals to finish first in a time of 59.92sec, leaving behind runners-up including Zaiko Marina of Kazakhstan (1:00.00) and Lo Pei-Lin of Chinese Taipei (1:01.45).

Earlier, Le Trong Giang won a bronze medal in the men's 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:22.28.

With one gold and one bronze, Viet Nam ranked 12th in the medal tally.

China became overall champion with a haul of 15 gold, five silver and three bronze medals.-VNS

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