|Vietnamese first rank gymnast Lê Thanh Tùng won gold at 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup. — Photo 24h.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese gymnast Lê Thanh Tùng won gold at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup, held in Koper, Slovania from May 31 to June 3.
With a successful performance in the vault category in the final, Tùng defeated many other strong competitors.
“In the qualifying round, Tùng only stood third, but coming into final round, he performed better so he beat other strong competitors to win the championship,” said coach Trương Minh Sang.
His teammate Phạm Phước Hưng also said Tùng’s performance was outstanding.
Tùng scored 14,600 points in total, followed by Japanese Takumi Sato with 14,475 and Benjamin Gischard from Switzerland with 14,325.
At the World Challenge Cup held at Doha, Qatar last year, Tùng also won gold in the vault category.
The 23-year-old from HCM City previously won three gold medals at SEA Games 29, is the Asian champion and a shining star of Vietnamese gymnastics.
Besides Tùng, the second gold medal for the Vietnamese team was won by Đinh Phương Thành in the parallel bars. — VNS