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Military top medal tally of national athletics champs

Update: September, 19/2019 - 23:05


Athletes perform at the National Athletics Championship in HCM City. Photo


HÀ NỘI The Military team have topped the medal tally of the National Athletics Championship which has concluded in HCM City.

The team brought home eight golds, six silvers and nine bronzes. Hà Nội came second with seven golds, 11 silvers and five bronze, with hosts HCM City third with six golds, five silvers and three bronzes.

The event on Wednesday saw many new national records set, with race walker Nguyễn Thành Ngưng in the men’s 20km with a time of 1:36.09, Nguyễn Tiến Trọng in the men’s long jump with 7.98m and Đỗ Tấn Trưởng in the men’s hammer throw with 55.17m.

The event drew nearly 400 athletes from 46 teams across the country, competing in 49 categories.

It is a warm-up for Vietnamese athletes to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games to be held in the Philippines later this year. VNS

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