Van claims two titles, Vietnam third strongest at World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Truong Bich Van has won a double at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix which wrapped up in Beijing, China.

Van claims two titles, Vietnam third strongest at World Para Athletics Grand Prix
Vietnamese athletes pose for photo as they compete at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in China on May 10-12. — Photo of Parasport Foundation Vietnam

Van on Sundaywon her first gold in the women’s F56 shot put event with a throw of 7.33m.

She then triumphed again in the discus with an attempt of 18.60m.

The Southeast Asian champion also earned a bronze in the javelin, throwing 14.40m.

Other golds went to Cao Ngoc Hung (men’s F57 discus), Kieu Minh Trung (men’s F55 javelin) and Nguyen Thi Hai (women’s F57 javelin).

 

The Vietnamese athletes also grabbed silver medals in the men’s T12 100m, 200m and 400m through Pham Nguyen Khanh Minh and the women’s F54 shot put, javelin and discus thanks to Thi Ngoc Thuy.

Vo Van Tung claimed a bronze hat-trick in the men’s F34 shot put, javelin and discus, while Nguyen Ngoc Quynh Tram ran to third place in the women’s T12 400m event.

Vietnam finished third overall with six golds, eight silvers and seven bronzes.

Hosts China had no difficulty taking top position with 114 golds, while Japan came second with 29.

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