|Vietnamese athlete Nguyễn Văn An competes in the men’s slalom of Alpine Skiing, the last sport for the Việt Nam team in the Asian Winter Games. — Photo vcmedia.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese athlete Nguyễn Văn An ranked 30th out of 43 athletes in the qualifying round of the men’s slalom of Alpine Skiing, the last sport for Việt Nam at the Asian Winter Games which closed in Sapporo, Japan yesterday.
According to coach Lê Quân, An’s result of 1:44.95 exceeded everybody’s expectations.
However, the weather was more severe in the next round. The snow was thick and vision was limited. An slipped and fell, meaning he was eliminated from the race.
Another Vietnamese representative, Nguyễn Võ Hữu Vinh was ousted from the qualifying round because of an error during competition.
Phạm Tiến Đạt was injured so he couldn’t take part in this category.
Việt Nam sent six athletes to compete in the tournament which attracted the participation of athletes from 30 Asian countries and territories. They competed in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
It was the first time Việt Nam sent a delegation to the regional winter games. — VNS