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Việt Nam jump to third spot at ParaGames

Update: September, 19/2017 - 14:00
Võ Thanh Tùng poses with his gold medal. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Swimming and athletic representatives grabbed four gold medals for Việt Nam on Tuesday morning at the ongoing ASEAN ParaGames in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Following the morning session, Việt Nam jumped to third place in the overall ranking with 13 golds.

Võ Thanh Tùng won his second gold at the men’s S5 200m freestyle event. His first gold was at the 100m freestyle event. The Paralympic silver medalist finished first at 2min and 59.7sec, setting a new record at the Games. Jamery Siga of the host country came in second, with a time of 3:12.45, while Danh Hòa of Viet Nam stood at third place at 3:12.75.

Minutes later, Trần Quốc Phi won the men’s S3 100m freestyle swimming race and was timed at 1:01.62.

Nguyễn Thành Trung defended his title in the men’s SB4 100m breaststroke, his second title in Kuala Lumpur. On Monday, Trung secured the 50m-breaststroke event.

Trịnh Công Luận was the only track-and-field athlete to triumph in the morning.

His throw at the men’s F56 discus event was at 29.65m. On Monday, Luận won a silver in the javelin throw event.

Apart from the golds, the Vietnamese representatives also took home silver and bronze medals.

Following the morning session, Indonesia maintained the top position with 30 golds, while Malaysia stood at second place with 24 titles. — VNS



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