Track-and-field athletes pocket gold in ASG

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese track-and-field athletes wrapped up their events at the ASEAN School Games (ASG) with five more gold medals in Singapore yesterday.

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Nguyen Trung Cuong of Viet Nam (left) runs in the ASG’s boys’ 2,000m steeplechase event to win gold medal. — Photo

Huynh Thi My Tien won the girls’s 100m hurdle with a timing of 14.31 seconds, setting new a games’ record. The old one was 14.76s.

Le Thi Lan was also in the limelight after her victory in the girls’ 2,000m steeplechase. Her timing of 6 minutes and 59.76 seconds is also a new record. The old one was 7:00.02.

Three other gold medals went to Vu Ngoc Ha in the girls’ triple jump, Nguyen Trung Cuong in the boys’ 2,000m steeplechase and to the girls’ 4x400m relay team.

The boys’ 4x400m relay team were also on the podium with a bronze.

The track-and-field athletes bagged a total of 14 gold, eight silver and four bronze medals after four days of competition.

Today will be the last day of the games. Vietnamese participants will take part in badminton and swimming. 


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