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ASIAD 2018: Rowers win first gold medal for Vietnam
  • | VNA | August 23, 2018 03:55 PM
Vietnamese female rowing team brought the first gold medal to Vietnam on August 23 at the ongoing Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia.

Vietnamese female rowing team (Source: VNA)

The team, grouping Luong Thi Thao, Ho Thi Ly, Ta Thanh Huyen and Pham Thi Thao showed excellent performance at women’s lightweight quadruple sculls event with 7:01.11.

The Iranian team came second with 7:04.38.

This is a surprise but timely success of Vietnam after the failure of several golden hopes.

The achievement pushed Vietnam to the 13th position in the ASIAD 2018’s medal tally as of 12:30 on August 23.

Earlier on the day, wushu artist Bui Truong Giang obtained a silver medal for his performance in the men's sanda 56 kg.

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