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Phương brings more canoe medals home

Update: June, 09/2017 - 16:00
Trương Thị Phương and her medal collection. She has added five more after the World Cup in Hungary. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s Trương Thị Phương pocketed another gold medal at the International Canoe Federation Women’s Canoe Cup, which ended on Thursday (June 8) in Szeged City, Hungary.

The Asian champion beat strong rivals to win the women junior individual 2,000m event with a time of 10min 31.094sec.

Svetlana Ussova of Kazakhstan came second with 10:35.802, and Việt Nam’s Nguyễn Thị Tuyết was third, timing 10:42.825.

This was Phương’s second gold at the tournament. Earlier, she won the women junior doubles 200m category.

On June 8, the 18-year-old also pocketed one silver and two bronze medals. She grabbed a silver in the women junior doubles 500m event, along with Tuyết. The pair took 2:02.875 to complete their race.

Chinese duo Huan Men and Qi Li, who lost to the Vietnamese girls in the 200m pool, took the title, clocking 2:01.775. Ussova and her teammate Alexsandra Kim came third at 2:05.206.

Phương won bronzes in the women junior individual 200m and 500m disciplines.

Nguyễn Thị Ngân and Trần Thi Lan also won Việt Nam another bronze in the women doubles 500m event. Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh of Canada took the title, while their teammates Hannah Macintosh and Nadya Crossman-Serb pocketed silver.

Việt Nam completed the Szeged competition with two gold, two silver and four bronze medals. — VNS

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