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Vietnam ranks third overall at ASEAN Para Games 2022

Vietnamese athletes bagged seven more gold medals on August 5, the last competition day of the ASEAN Para Games 2022, retaining their third place in the medal tally.
Weightlifter Le Van Cong celebrates his victory in Indonesia.

On August 5, they clinched four gold medals in swimming and three other gold medals in chess.

Notably, swimmer Trinh Thi Bich Nhu set a new record in the women’s 100 freestyle when she reached the finish line with a time of 1 minute 25 seconds 11.

The Vietnamese swimming team comprising Nguyen Thanh Trung, Do Thanh Hai, Danh Hoa and Le Tien Dat also broke the Games’ record in the relay.

As of 6pm, Vietnam had broken 14 records and bagged a total of 60 gold, 54 silver and 44 bronze medals, ranking third in the medal tally after hosts Indonesia and Thailand.

The ASEAN Para Games 2022 was held from July 30 to August 6 in Surakarta city, bringing together 1,286 athletes to compete in 14 sports.

Vietnam sent 120 athletes with the aim of winning 40 gold medals at the event.

Source: VOV

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