Thach Kim Tuan grabs three gold medals at World Weightlifting Championships 2017

Weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan In the clean and jerk event, Tuan succeeded with his first lift of 126 kg, but failed at his other two lifts of 130 kg and 131 kg. The gold and silver medals went to Long Qingquan from China and Om Yun Chol from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), who lifted 130 kg and 127 kg, respectively. Tuan also finished third in the snatch event, bested again by his Chinese and DPRK rivals. He earned his third bronze with a total lift of 285 kg, 4 kg below gold medalist Om Yun Chol (DPRK)…… [read more]

Vietnamese weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan at SEA Games 29 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA)– Weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan on August 28 won a gold medal in the men’s 56-kgevent for Vietnam at the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) inMalaysia. The silver medal wentto Indonesian athlete Surahmat with a lift of 267 kilograms while Thail lifterWitoon Mingmoon bagged a bronze medal.Later, Vietnam had onemore silver medal in women’s rhythmic gymnastics mixed apparatus (two ropes andthree balls) thanks to the team of Le Viet Trinh, Nguyen Hong Nhung, PhamNguyen Van Nhi, Trinh Huong Giang and Truong Mai Nhat Linh. The gold went…… [read more]

With a total lift of 269kg, Thach Kim Tuan defeated the Indonesian competitor by two kilograms to bring home the first weightlifting gold medal for Vietnam at the ongoing 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The men’s 56kg discipline witnessed a competition between six lifters from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines.Vietnamese representative, Thach Kim Tuan, registered an initial snatch of 120kg and successfully realised it in the first lift.Despite failing in his next attempts of 125kg and 130kg, he still led the snatch competition with one kilogramme above Indonesia’s Surahmat.In the clean and jerk contest, Tuan…… [read more]

Weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan experienced an extremely successful year in 2014 with prolific achievements, both at home and abroad, all at the young age of 20. Inspired by the first SEA Games gold medal for Vietnamese weightlifting in 2013, Thach Kim Tuan went on to excel in 2014 with a series of new records established in his preferred 56kg weight category. After a year of constant training, the 20-year-old made his mark on the weightlifting world by winning three gold medals and setting two records at the World Youth Weightlifting Championships; one silver and two records at the 17th Asian…… [read more]

In jerk event, Tuan (lifting 135kg) outplayed his Chinese rivals Li Fabin (lifting 134kg) and Long Qing Quan (lifting 133kg). Tuan’s achievement helped him secure a gold medal in jerk event, and breaking his own record set in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the Republic of Korea in September. In clean event, the Vietnamese athlete (lifting 161kg) was defeated by his competitor from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Om Yun Chol (lifting 168kg) and got a silver medal.In the snatch, Thach Kim Tuan gained a total of 296kg, the same as Om Yun Chol. However, the Vietnamese…… [read more]

Thach Kim Tuan beats world records in Kazan Weight-lifter Thach Kim Tuan set two new records at the World Junior Championships in Athletics in Kazan, Tatarstan, on June 21. On the first day of competition, Tuan outplayed his Thai and Italian rivals to make a hat-trick in the 56kg weight category. He lifted 133kg in the snatch in his second attempt, 1 kg more than the world record set by China’s Long Quingquan, and lifted 160kg in the clean and jerk, 16kg more than second placed Kruaithong Sinphet of Thailand. With a total weight result of 239kg, Tuan completed a…… [read more]

Weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan believes he will have completely recovered from injury and could win medal at the approaching Olympics in Brazil.   Thach Kim Tuan Nguyen Hong Minh, who has led Vietnam at many SEA and ASIAD Games, said Vietnam had the most chance to win medals in weightlifting and shooting. Tuan is Vietnam’s top weightlifter and medal hope at the Olympics. Tuan and other athletes have undergone training in the US to prepare for the qualifying rounds. Tuan said he has almost recovered from back and knee injuries. “My recovery is going really well. I started training two…… [read more]

In the tenth competitive day, weightlifter Trinh Van Vinh and Thach Kim Tuan excellently earned two gold medals for Vietnam. Athletes Truong Thi Kim Tuyen, Vu Quoc Hung won two silver medals in the women’s under 46 kilogram weighting class Taekwondo and the men’s Taekwondo. One more silver medal went to Gymnastics for women. Two bronze medalists were Nguyen Tien Minh in badminton, and Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat in Muay. Presently, host- country Malaysia is temporarily ranked the first position with 109 gold medals, and the second position belongs to Thailand with 60 gold medals. BY HUYNH NAM- Translated by Huyen Huong… [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan has been named most outstanding athlete at the Junior World Weightlifting Championship (JWWC) held recently in Kazan, Russia. Tuan’s coach Huynh Huu Chi said on August 1 at the competition, Tuan won three gold medals in the snatch (133kg) the clean and jerk (160kg), and total 293kg or 38kg more than second placed Kruaithong Sinphet of Thailand, and set two junior world records. Tuan was selected most outstanding athlete at the tournament but was unaware of his selection because he departed the competition early to attend a training course in Hungary. Upon…… [read more]

Thach Kim Tuan will be the sole Vietnamese representative at the World Youth Weightlifting Championships, scheduled to kick off in Penang , Malaysia, on June 30. Thach Kim Tuan Tuan, who won gold at the Youth Olympics held in Singapore last August, will participate in the men\’s 56kg category with the hope of lifting 261kg in total.Tuan\’s rivals will mainly come from China , the Republic of Korea and Indonesia .Bulgarian expert Deykov Diyan Yordanove, closely attached to Vietnam \’s weightlifters, praised Tuan\’s natural ability and diligence in training, saying that Tuan will have a bright future if he focuses…… [read more]