|Vietnamese swimmer Võ Thanh Tùng (second, right) has won three gold medals at this year Asian Para Games. — VNA/VNS Photo Hải Ngọc|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese swimmer Võ Thanh Tùng won another gold medal in the final round of the Asian Para Games’ men’s 200m freestyle S5 at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Tùng managed the best overall time of 3:00.02sec, beating the runner-up, Muhammad Nur Syaiful of Malaysia by 2.55sec, and 3.81sec faster than the bronze medalist, Jamery Siga of Malaysia. He also broke the APG record in this category.
This is the third gold medal for Tùng at this year’s event.
Coach of swimming team Nguyễn Đăng Viễn said though this is not Tùng’s best category, he still had to be at the top of his game and he deserved the win.
Tùng expressed his deep gratitude to coaches, his friends and families who have always supported him and takes plenty of confidence into his next competition.
Chess players contributed two silvers to Việt Nam’s 2018 APG medal tally in the women’s team standard VI-B2/B3 and women’s team standard P1 categories.
In addition, Việt Nam bagged three more bronzes thanks to swimmer Trịnh Thị Bích Như in the women’s 50m freestyle S6, Trần Văn Nguyên in the men’s shot put F40 event, and Nguyễn Thị Hải in the women’s javelin F57 category.
As of 9pm yesterday, Việt Nam stood in 12th place in the provisional table with six gold, four silver and 13 bronze medals. — VNS