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Tùng breaks record at Asian Para Games

Update: October, 10/2018 - 15:15
Võ Thanh Tùng has had a successful competition at the Asian Para Games 2018. - Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Handicapped Vietnamese swimmer Võ Thanh Tùng won another gold medal in the final round of the Asian Para Games’ men’s 100m freestyle S5, held on Tuesday at the GBK Aquatic Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tùng managed the best overall time of 1:17.02secs, breaking the records of both the Asian Games (1:17.64secs) and Asian Para Games (1:20.44secs).  

This is the second gold medal for Tùng and fifth gold medal of the Việt Nam sports delegation at this year’s event.

It also marks a triumph for the swimming star as he came second in the qualifying round for the Para Games 2018, following previous record breaker Muhammad Nur Syaiful from Malaysia.

In the previous men’s 50m butterfly stroke, Tùng won silver with a best overall time of 39.40secs. A day earlier, the 33-year-old from the central province of An Giang won gold in the men’s 50m backstroke.

“I’m really happy with my achievements so far. This is the first time I have managed such a good performance in the 100m freestyle. I would like to give my deep gratitude to viewers who have given encouragement to me and members of the Việt Nam delegation,” said Tùng.

At the same event 4 years ago, he contributed 5 out of 9 gold medals to the national team. — VNS

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