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Hung wins final silver for Vietnam in 400m

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

Hung wins final silver for Vietnam in 400m

QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:26 (GMT+7)

Le Duc Hung added another medal to Vietnam’s tally when he took silver in the men’s 400m on the penultimate day of competition in Guangzhou’s Asian ParaGames on on Dec. 18.

Hung took second place in the T11 class race with a time of 57.87sec. The closely fought contest ended in a photo finish with line honours going to Thailand ‘s Jorchuy Kitsana.

Hung’s teammate Dao Van Cuong, who is the current Asian record holder, finished third in 58.38sec, which was almost three seconds slower than his time of 55.42sec in the previous Games in Qatar .

Cuong set the Asian record of 54.36sec in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.

Earlier, female duo Kim Van and Hoa Phuong grabbed bronze for Vietnam in the women’s TT6-10 class table tennis. The pair defeated their Filipino rivals 3-2 in the bronze medal play-off match. Hosts China took the champion title after beating the Republic of Korea (RoK) 3-0 in the final.

In six days of competitions, the 57-member Vietnam earned three gold, four silver and 10 bronze medals, leaving them eleventh overall in the rankings.

The national team did not reach the target that they set themselves before departing for Guanzhou. They had aimed to win at least five golds from the six sports that they took part in.

The poor result was partly attributed to cold weather in the city; this prevented several Vietnamese athletes from competing and stopped others from performing at their peak.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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