Hanoi (VNA) – After five days of competition at the ASEAN Para Games 2017 in Malaysia,Vietnamese athletes have set 10 new records, four in swimming and four inweightlifting, winning 39 gold, 59 silver and 55 bronze medals to rankfourth in the overall medal tally.
On September 22, Vo Van Tung grabbed two gold medals for Vietnam.
Tung first won in the men’s F34 discus event with a throw of 26.23 metres.He overcame Davis Machang (20.99m) and Adderin (20.31m), both from the hosts.
His second gold came hours later inthe javelin event as he also won over the same rivals.
Earlier, Tung secured a silver inthe F32/33/34 shot put on September 20.
His teammate Truong Thi Bich Vanadded another gold in the women’s F55 shot put.
Van showed her outstandingperformance with five out of six throws being over 6m, with the best one being6.78m.
Htet Aye from Myanmar was secondwith 5.96m and Ngo Thi Lan Thanh of Vietnam was third, on 5.33m.
The last track-and-field gold of theday went to Le Van Manh who was the fastest in the men’s T37 200m track.
He finished first with a time of25.68sec. Sakphet Saewang of Thailand and Jacklon of Malaysia received thesilver and bronze, respectively.
The same day, the chess mastersbrought home the first two titles.
Pham Thi Huong won in the women’s B1individual rapid chess while Tran Thi Bich Thuy won the women’s P1 individualrapid chess.
Indonesia is still the table leaderwith 109 medals, leaving Malaysia in second place with 84 and Thailand thirdwith 60.
Although there are events on thelast day of Para Games on September 23 this would be the final ranking of thetournament.
The closing ceremony will be held onthe night of September 23 at the Bukit Jalil Stadium.-VNA
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