Quach Thi Lan won gold at the Asian Grand Prix Series in Chongqing, China, on Tuesday.
|Quách Thị Lan of Việt Nam crosses the finish line at the Asian Grand Prix Series to win gold. — Photo baothanhhoa.vn|
Vietnamese favourite going into the final, an led from the start to record a time of 52.63sec.
Nadeesha Ramanayake of Sri Lanka was second inn 53.24, and NguyễnThị Hằng, also from Việt Nam, grabbed bronze in 53.29.
In the women’s 100m, Southeast Asian champion Lê Tú Chinh earned a bronze with a time of 11.71.
Asian Games winner Bùi Thị Thu Thảo secured a silver in the women’s long jump with a leap of 6.34m.
Athletes will compete at the second leg of the event at the same venue on June 7.
Việt Nam sent 16 competitors to the series which is a test for athletes to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. — VNS