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Anh wins gold at national athletics champs

Update: September, 17/2019 - 11:38


High jumper Vũ Đức Anh performs at the National Athletics Championship. Photo

HÀ NỘI Vũ Đức Anh won gold in the men’s high jump event of the National Athletics Championship which opened at Thống Nhất Stadium in HCM City yesterday.

Anh of Hải Phòng cleared 2.20m in the final to triumph.   

Nguyễn Thành Nhân of Tiền Giang and Cao Võ Ngọc Long of HCM City were the runners-up with the results of 2.12m and 2.09m, respectively.

The 21-year-old Anh is a golden hope for the national athletics team in the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.

In the men’s shotput, Phan Thanh Bình brought HCM City the first gold medal with a throw of 16.33m. The silver went to Lê Hồng Quân of Military team with 14.84m and bronze belonged to Unh Ra of Tây Ninh with 14.37m.

The event drew nearly 400 athletes from 46 provinces and cities, competing in 50 events including running, walking, long jump, triple jump and discus throwing.

The annual event, which aims to select the best players for the SEA Games and towards the 2020 Olympics, will end on Thursday. VNS

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