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Vietnam jumps to third on ASEAN Para Games medal tally with ten gold on Day 2

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:30 GMT+7

Vietnamese athletes added ten gold medals to their collection during the second day of official competition at the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia on Tuesday, rising to third spot on the official medal tally.

Vietnam’s para-athletics and para-swimming teams won four gold medals each, while the women’s para-weightlifting team secured the other two gold.

Nguyen Hoang Minh snatched gold in both of his events at the men’s T12 400m and T12 800m events on Tuesday, while Trinh Cong Luan and Tran Van Nguyen took out the men’s F56 discus and men’s F40/41 javelin events, respectively.

Swimmer Vo Thanh Tung smashed a Para Games record at the men’s S5 200m freestyle to win gold, while his teammates Nguyen Thanh Trung and Tran Quoc Phi also topped the men’s SB4 100m breaststroke and men’s S9 50m butterfly.

Vietnam's para-swimmer Vo Thanh Tung
Vietnam's para-swimmer Vo Thanh Tung

The two Vietnamese gold medalists in para-weightlifting were Dang Thi Linh Phuong and Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan. Phuong broke the event record in the 50kg discipline, and Loan smashed the 54kg record.

After two days of competition, Vietnam stood third on the medal leader board with 18 gold medals, following Malaysia (31 gold) and Indonesia (37 gold).

As of 9:00 am on Wednesday, Vietnam had cemented its third spot on the medal tally with two more gold medals won by Nguyen Hoang Minh in the men’s T12 1,500m and Vuong Chau in the men’s F42 discus events.

The 2017 ASEAN Para Games, officially known as the 9th ASEAN Para Games, is a Southeast Asian disabled multi-sport event taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between September 17 and 23.

The medal tally as of 9:00 am on September 20, 2017.

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