Swimmer tastes freestyle gold at Asdian Para Games

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Swimmer Vo Thanh Tung clocked a time in 35.56sec to win a gold in the men's 50m freestyle at the Asian ParaGames for disabled athletes in Guangzhou, China, on Dec. 14.

Tung, 25, was faster than Siga Tamery from Malaysia, who came in second with 38.68sec, and Kaewkham Voravit of Thailand, in third with 39.93sec at Aoti Aquatics Centre.

It's the first gold for Vietnam in the second day of competition.

Tung competes in the 50m butterfly on Dec . 15 and 100m freestyle on Dec. 16.

Earlier, Nguyen Anh Tuan only managed a bronze medal in the men's long jump with a 5.33m leap, 63cm behind gold medallist China's Li Duan.

Thailand's Punthong Jakkit grabbed the silver with 5.38m.

On Dec 13, weightlifter Nguyen Thi Hong bagged a bronze medal in the women's weightlifting.

ietnam team now ranks in 10th place in the medal tally.

At the send-off ceremony in Hanoi, sponsors announced they would provide cash awards of 20 million VND (1,000 USD) to gold medal winners, in addition to a 25 million VND(1,200 USD) award from the Government./.

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