Vietnamese para athletes take powerlifting silver, swimming bronze
VGP — Viet Nam pocketed two medals in the second day of competitions at the fourth Asian Para Games 2023 on October 24 in Hangzhou, China.
Swimmer Vi Thi Hang took a bronze in the women's 100m freestyle S7 event at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre's Aquatic Sports Arena.
She finished third in a time of 1min 20.58sec after Jiang Yuyan and Ke Liting, both of the hosts.
Jiang swam ahead from the beginning and completed the race after 1:11.53. Meanwhile Ke was about seven second later, clocking 1:18.56.
Earlier, powerlifter Dang Thi Linh Phuong secured silver in the women's 50kg category.
The defending champion was determined to protect her title and managed to lifted 98kg and 101kg in her first two attempts. In the final lift, Phuong decided to increase the weight to 106kg but she was unfortunately unsuccessful.
It, however, was Chinese Wei Yi's day as she set up her domination in this class with her best lift of 110kg after three attempts. She not only won gold medal but also set new record, which was 3kg heavier than the old one made by Phuong in the previous Games in 2018 in Indonesia.
Phuong took silver while the bronze went to Kraratpet Kamolpan of Thailand with a lift of 96kg.
After two days, Viet Nam bagged one silver and three bronzes. The delegation is at 22nd place in the medal tally.
In the next fixture, Vietnamese athletes will compete in swimming, athletics, badminton, powerlifting and chess.
"I will try my best to have good results at this Games," said Trinh Thi Bich Nhu who won five golds and set three record at the ASEAN Para Games in May in Cambodia.
"My target here is to qualify for the Paralympic Games next year in Paris."./.