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VN women qualify for World U-20 athletics championship

Update: June, 10/2016 - 09:00
Taking flight: Nguyễn Trúc Mai. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Three female Vietnamese athletes have qualified for the 2016 World U-20 Athletics Championships, slated for Poland in July.

The group comprises Lê Tú Chinh in the women’s 200m event, Nguyễn Trúc Mai in the women’s long jump event, and Khuất Phương Anh in the women’s 400m hurdles.

The three won gold medals at the 17th Asian Junior Athletics 2016 tournament that recently concluded in HCM City.

In particular, Chinh bagged the gold medal in the 200m event with a time of 23.94 sec, just 0.74 sec short of the A standard of the Rio Olympics 2016 at 23.20 sec. — VNS

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