|Strong performance: Quách Thị Lan (second from bottom) qualified for the final round of the women’s 200m hurdles at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese sprinter Quách Thị Lan qualified for the final round of the women’s 200m hurdles at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018, held in Indonesia on Tuesday.
Another hope for Việt Nam Lê Tú Chinh, did not perform as well and was disqualified from the final round, leaving Lan as the only Vietnamese sprinter to compete in this event.
Lan put on her best performance as she reached the finish line fourth with a time of 23.76secs.
Lan, from Thanh Hóa Province, had a greater chance to enter the final, while Chinh faced a tougher time.
The first competition at ASIAD is a precious opportunity for the girl from HCM City to gain experience.
Earlier, Lan won the silver medal in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 55.30secs. She broke her own record in the qualifying round on Sunday night with a time of 55.74secs. Previously, her best result was 56.06secs.
She bagged the silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games for Việt Nam.
Lan will compete on Wednesday in the final round in the women’s 200m hurdles.
Meanwhile, Chinh finished her second run with total time of 24.13secs.
Previously, she failed to compete in the final round of the women’s 100m dash with a total time of 11.76secs in the second run.
With this result, Lan ranked 8, while Chinh ranked 12.
In the final round of the women’s 800m dash, Vũ Thị Ly from Ninh Bình Province was also disqualified after falling behind other athletes in the first 300m. Her result was 2’12”41secs, 11 seconds slower than first placed Wang Chun-yu from China.
Meanwhile, in the qualifying round of the kurash event, Nguyễn Hải Bá lost to Nurlybek Aldaberganov from Kazakhstan 0-10 in the men’s 66kg, while Nguyễn Châu Hoàng Lân lost 0-10 to Kawaguchi Tatsumi from Japan. Nguyễn Ngọc Ngân lost 0-5 to host athlete Susanti RR Terry, and Văn Ngọc Tú lost 0-5 to Jadhav Yallappa from India in the women’s 52kg.
In the quarter-final of the women’s boxing 57kg, Vương Thị Vy lost 2-3 to Huang Hsiowen from Chinese Taipei, while in sepak takraw men’s regu, Việt Nam lost to Nepal in the qualifying round.
Trần Văn Chiến lost to Chen Yushen from Chinese Taipei 0-4, while Lê Phước Vinh lost 2-4 to Vanasak Somxay from Laos in soft tennis men’s singles.
With two gold medals, 11 silvers and 13 bronzes, Việt Nam have risen to 20th in the medal table. — VNS