Vietnamese runners bag five golds at Thailand Open

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Vietnam pocketed five gold, one silver and five bronze medals at the first day of the Thailand Open Track and Field Championship in Bangkok on June 12.

Tu_ChinhLe Tu Chinh of Vietnam (centre) (Photo: webthethao.vn)

Le Tu Chinh won the first gold medal in the women’s 100m event with a time of 11.47sec, setting up her personal best.

Her time was much better than that of Kayla Richardson of the Philippines (11.76sec) who won a gold medal at last Southeast Asian Games two years ago in Singapore.

Chinh will continue with the 200m and 4x100m relay events in the next days.

Chinh won a national title and a gold medal at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships two months ago.

Later, Duong Van Thai championed in the men’s 1,500m event with a time of 3min 55.66sec. His teammate Do Quoc Luat was at third with 3:57.73.

Vu Thi Ly triumphed in the women’s 1,500m, timing 4:40.93.

Vietnamese athletes dominated the men’s and women’s 10,000m categories with two golds and two bronzes.

Pham Thi Hue took the fourth gold for Vietnam in the women’s class with a time of 35:30.27. Pham Thi Hong Le added a bronze on 37:23.98.

SEA Games defending champion Nguyen Van Lai claimed the title, taking 31:25.05. Le Van Thao was third with 32:03.17.

The only silver went to Nguyen Thi Truc Mai in the women’s long jump event. Meanwhile, Nguyen Tuan Anh was third in the men’s long jump.

Bui Thi Xuan secured a bronze in the women’s javelin event with a throw of 49.53m.

The tournament kicked off on June 12 and will last until June 15. Nearly all ASEAN countries send their athletes here as it is a warm-up for the SEA Games in August in Malaysia./.

VNA

Link:

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-runners-bag-five-golds-at-thailand-open/113213.vnp

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