Viet Nam bag one silver, three bronzes in Asian Games' Day 2
VGP — Viet Nam won one silver and three bronzes in the second day of the 19th Asian Games competitions on September 25 in China.
The first silver, the best result of Viet Nam Team, belonged to shooter Ngo Huu Vuong in the men's 10m running target rifle event.
Vuong came second with a score of 571 points in the final round.
He was behind Indonesian rival Muhammad Sejahtera Dwi Putra who shot 578 points.
South Korean marksman Jeong You-jin took a bronze with 565 points.
"I am happy with the silver in this Games. I have reached higher level in my career that I take better result compared to two previous Games when I could earn bronzes only," said Vuong.
"I am also excited to contribute my medal to Viet Nam's overall achievement."
Hours after Vuong, the mixed gender taekwondo team gathering Bac Thi Khiem, Pham Ngoc Cham, Ly Hong Phuc and Pham Minh Bao Kha secured a bronze.
They lost in the semi-final to host athletes and shared the third position with Uzbekistan.
China went on to beat South Korea to take the gold medal.
It was the second bronze of the taekwondo team after the first one in the men's individual poomsae (performance) event on September 24.
In the morning session, rowing team pocketed two bronzes in the women's quadruple sculls and women's eight categories.
It was the last day of rowing activities. The team wrapped up their competitions with four bronze medals. They will return home on September 26.
In football news, the national women's football team trounced Bangladesh 6-1 in their second match of Group D at the Wenzhou Sport Centre Stadium.
Nguyen Bich Thuy had a brace which was sandwiched by goals of captain Pham Hai Yen, forward Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang, defender Tran Thi Duyen and midfielder Thai Thi Thao.
Bangladesh's only goal was from a penalty kick by Parvin Masura three minutes to the end.
"Players strictly followed our tactic today but they did not work well as they could not break through Bangladesh's left wing," said coach Mai Duc Chung.
"We completed our target of taking three points from this match and my young players had chance to sharpen their skills. But we missed many threatening opportunities and I am not very happy."
The Vietnamese squad received a hot bonus of VND300 million (US$12,300) by the Viet Nam Football Federation for the win.
After two wins, Viet Nam temporally place second below powerhouse Japan which defeated Nepal 8-0 in the other game, in the ranking.
Japan and Viet Nam will meet on September 28 with only the group winners assured of advancing to the next stage.
Speaking about the match coach Chung confirmed it was a really tough task for Viet Nam.
"You witnessed how well Japan played at the recent 2023 Women's World Cup. Viet Nam will have to try the best in this match," said Chung adding that he will use the strongest line-up to have positive result.
After two days of competitions, Viet Nam place at No 14 with one silver and five bronzes.
China prove their strength with 39 golds to top the medal tally. South Korea are second with 10 golds and Japan third with five./.