Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam bagged several gold medals in
swimming and athletics on September 21,
the fourth official competition day at the ongoing ninth ASEAN Para Games held in
Swimmer Vo Thanh Tung won a gold medal at men’s S5 100m backstroke
event, clocking 1’26”77, and breaking the Games’ record of 1’36”80.
Tung also bagged one more gold medal at men’s 50m freestyle event,
setting a new record of 34”50.
Meanwhile, Vo Huynh Anh Khoa triumphed at men’s S9 50m freestyle event
to earn gold, and Trinh Bich Nhu gained
a gold medal in women’s S7 50m freestyle with a new Games’ record time of
Earlier on September 20, Nhu also broke her own ASEAN Para Games record
in the women’s SB5 100m breaststroke event for a gold.
Athletics also brought home two gold medals, with one of Kieu Minh
Trung at men’s F55 javelin throw and another of Truong Bich Van at the same
event for women.
As of 1pm on September 21, Vietnam bagged a total of 121 medals,
including 31 gold, 46 silver and 48 bronze medals, standing at the fourth place
on the medal tally.
was at the top with 84 golds, followed by host Malaysia with 66 and Thailand
with 38 golds.
ASEAN Para Games is a biannual multi-sport event held after every Southeast
Asian Games (SEA Games) for ASEAN athletes with physical disabilities.
ASEAN Para Games 2017, which will last until September 23, has seen the
participation of all 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN), namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar,
the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, along with Timor Leste.
players vie for medals in eight events, including swimming, track-and-field,
weightlifting, chess, badminton, boccia, football for the visually-impaired and