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Another gold medal for Vietnam from canoeing

HAI PHONG (VNA) – Vietnamese athlete Nguyen Thi Huong has secured one more gold medal at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games for Vietnam after her excellent performance in the women’s canoe singles event yesterday.

Surpassing her Thai, Indonesian and Myanmar rivals, Huong completed the race in five minutes 0.752 second.

Busting with joy, the Vietnamese athlete hoped her gold will make more people know about the sport and encourage her teammates in their competitions.

As part of the Games, 19 canoeing/kayak events are scheduled for five days ending May 21, with contestants coming from eight regional nations.

Also yesterday, Vietnam came second in the women’s kayak four 1,000m event, with Thailand and Indonesia bagging gold and bronze medals.

Meanwhile, in the male category, Vietnam failed the qualifications of the canoe double 1,000m and kayak double 1,000m events, but temporarily took the lead after the semi-finals of the kayak singles 1,000m and kayak four 1,000m events.

 

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