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Việt Nam students win more golds in athletics

Update: July, 22/2019 - 09:16


Lê Tiến Long wins his second gold medal at the 11th ASEAN Schools Games' 3,000m event which is ongoing in Semerang, Indonesia. — Photo

HÀ NỘI  — Việt Nam pocketed two golds in the third day of competition at the 11th ASEAN Schools Games which is ongoing in Semerang, Indonesia.

Vietnamese Nguyễn Thượng Đức won a gold medal in the boys’ triple jump event yesterday.

He finished first with a result of 15.28m. He was followed by Algin Gomez of the Philippines who jumped 14.94m and Andrew Goerge Medi from Singapore on 14.48m.

Later, Lê Tiến Long claimed a silver in the boys’ 3,000m after running in 8min 52.93sec. Zainon Zaiyusri Bin (8:53.55) and Selv Dinesh Varma (8:54.27), both of Malaysia, were second and third, respectively.

It was Long’s second gold at the tournament after his first in the 1,500m event on Friday.

The Vietnamese team also secured a bronze in the girls’ 200m class by Phan Võ Như Ý who was third with a time of 25.39sec. She was behind Petraksa Sukanda of Thailand (25.14) and Diva Aprilian of the hosts (25.33).

After three days, Việt Nam have four golds in total and rank fifth.

Indonesia are top in the table with 19 golds. Thailand and Malaysia are close behind. — VNS


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