Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Trương Thị Kim Tuyền bagged a gold in taekwondo for Vĩnh Long Province on the 11th day of the National Sports Games, held yesterday in Ha Noi.
Tuyền won in then women’s sparring 49kg, beating rivals from Tây Ninh, Hồ Chí Minh City, Tiền Giang and An Giang.
Her coach Hồ Quốc Thanh said thanks to her nerve and confidence, Tuyền secured a persuasive victory.
Her gold medal was Vĩnh Long’s third, adding to seven silvers and nine bronzes.
In weightlifting, Vương Thị Huyền won a gold for Hà Nội in the women’s snatch category, lifting 86kg.
Ngô Thị Quyên from Hải Phòng was runner-up with 83kg.
In the clean and jerk, Asian defending champion Huyền took gold in the women’s 108kg, breaking the old record of 104kg.
In the men’s 56kg, Lại Gia Thành contributed two golds to Hà Nội in both snatch (125kg) and clean and jerk (146kg). Trần Lê Quốc Toàn from Đà Nẵng was runner-up and Đinh Văn Tiến from Ninh Bình was second runner-up.
After the first competition day of weightlifting, host Hà Nội ranked top with eight golds, three silvers and one bronze, followed by Hồ Chí Minh City (two golds, one silver, one bronze) and Hải Phòng (one gold, three silvers and one bronze).
In other events, swimming brought fortune for An Giang team at Mỹ Đình Water Sports Stadium.
Swimmers Nguyễn Yung Thomas won gold in men’s 50m backstroke, while Lê Nguyễn Paul won gold in the men’s 50m butterfly for the province.
Meanwhile, Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Thắm, also from An Giang, got 329 points and won a gold in archery. In total, the team have 16 golds, 15 silvers and 10 bronzes.
Hà Nội still lead the overall medal table with 106 golds, 110 silvers and 97 bronzes, followed by Hồ Chí Minh City (90 golds, 68 silvers and 71 bronzes) and Military team (43 golds, 47 silvers, 67 bronzes). — VNS