Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Vi Thị Hằng won a gold medal and set a new record at the ninth ASEAN ParaGames Monday morning in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hằng topped the women’s S7 100m freestyle event with a time of 1min 23.99sec, beating the previous record of 1:36.11.
The silver and bronze went to Hatsady Boulaphane of Laos and Pattra Krangphanit from Thailand, respectively.
Her teammates secured three gold, five silver and two bronze medals.
Defending champion Võ Huỳnh Anh Khoa retained No 1 position in the men’s S9 100m freestyle with a time of 1:02.19. He left his nearest rivals Ahmad Azwari of Malaysia and Anurak Srinarong of Thailand far behind in the pool.
Hà Văn Hiệp, meanwhile, came from behind to dominate the men’s SB3 50m breaststroke. He won with a time of 1:01.83.
Anderson Anak Jamba of the host nation and Charkorn Kaewsri of Thailand, who took the lead in the first few metres, came second and third.
Việt Nam dominated the men’s SB4 50m breaststroke, winning first and second places.
Reigning champion Nguyễn Thành Trung did not have a good start, falling behind his teammate Danh Hòa for three-fourth of the race. However, the Asian champion made a perfect sprint in the final metres to defend his title, bagging the fourth gold for Việt Nam, timing 49.53sec.
Hòa placed second just 0.68sec behind. Ye Tun of Myanmar who swam very close behind Trung was third.
Đỗ Thanh Hải won Việt Nam’s first silver in the men’s S6 100m freestyle with a time of 1:24.25.
He was behind Aung Myint Myat of Myanmar who swam 1:15.84.
Lê Thị Trâm earned her silver in the women’s S10 100m freestyle. Nguyễn Quang Vượng was second in the men’s SB8 50m breaststroke. The fifth silver went to the 4x100m freestyle relay quartet.
Lê Tiến Đạt finished third in the men’s S7 100m freestyle, timing 1:18.12.
Lê Thị Dung came third in the women’s S9 100m freestyle.
The athletes will compete in the athletics and power-lifting events this afternoon.
Currently, Indonesia top the medals tally with 11 gold medals. Malaysia are second with seven medals, while Việt Nam are third with four medals. All Indonesia and Việt Nam’s gold medals are from swimming, while Malaysia bagged titles in cycling.
S6,7,9, SB3, 4, 8 are disability swimming classifications used for categorising swimmers based on their level of disability.— VNS