The Vietnamese rowing team successfully earned spots in the finals for four rowing events at the 19th Asian Games on Wednesday in Hangzhou, China.
Wednesday marked the first day of rowing competition at the 19th Asian Game, and the Vietnamese contingent posted a strong start, qualifying for the finals in four out of the six events in which they competed.
Nguyen Thi Giang and Pham Thi Thao finished second after their Iranian rivals in the women’s heavyweight two-oar sculls, completing the race with a time of seven minutes and 12.57 seconds.
This performance qualified them for the finals.
In the women’s four heavyweight coxed event, in which only six countries participated, Dinh Thi Hao, Du Thi Bong, Ha Thi Vui, and Pham Thi Hue achieved a third-place finish with a time of six minutes and 39.89 seconds.
They will vie for medals in the finals alongside China and Japan.
|Vietnamese rower Ho Thi Duy competes at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, September 20, 2023. Photo: Duc Khue / Tuoi Tre|
In the women’s heavyweight coxless four event with two oars, Bui Thi Thu Hien, Luong Thi Thao, Nguyen Thi Giang, and Pham Thi Thao came third with a time of seven minutes and 2.11 seconds, landing them behind China and Iran but earning them a spot in the finals.
In the women’s eight heavyweight coxed event, the Vietnamese team secured the second place with a time of six minutes and 33.28 seconds, trailing behind host China.
This particular event featured five competing teams, all of which successfully progressed to the finals.
The Vietnamese rowers also earned chances to compete for honor tickets to the women’s single sculls event and the men’s four event.
All categories’ finals are scheduled for Sunday and Monday.
The 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou features a total of 40 sports and 481 events.
Vietnam dispatched a delegation of 504 participants and coaches, including 320 athletes, to the tournament.