Vietnam remained third on the medal table after the fourth day of the ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.
The Vietnamese had amassed 52 golds, 39 silvers, and 28 bronzes. Thailand and Malaysia were first and second respectively.
In athletics, Nguyen Thi Hai won the F58 discus final with a throw of 28.75m. She better her record of 26.54m, which she set in Korat, Thailand, last year.
In the women’s long jump F46 final, Hoang Thi Tam, was second with a leap of 3.74m. Jiraporn Wongsuwan, of Thailand, won with a jump of 4.19m
Also on August 18, Ngo Thi Nhung was second in the women’s javelin F44 final, while Nguyen Huu Thinh filled the same spot in the men’s 200m T37 final. Nguyen Hong Giang was third in the women’s 200m T54 final in 36.10 seconds. Thailand took the gold and the Philippines the silver.
Meanwhile, Dao Van Cuong pocketed a bronze medal in the men’s 200m T11 category.
In the women’s 200m freestyle S9 final, Le Thi Dung won in 2:53.89, bettering her record of 2:59.43, which she set in Korat last January.
In badminton, Pham Hoang Thang defeated Trinh Anh Tuan in an all-Vietnamese semi-final of the men’s BMSTL1 category. He faces Thai Subpong Meepian in today’s final.
In the men’s singles semi-final of BMW2, Vu Van Phu beat Thai Chatchai Kornpeekanok 2-0 (21-17, 21-12). In the final, he will play against Malaysian Zulkafli Mohd Saari.
The third semi-finalist for Vietnam is Pham Duc Trung, who defeated Thai Somsak Kleebyeesun 2-0 in the men’s BMSTL2 class. His rival today will be Dwiyoko of Indonesia.
Truong Ngoc Binh also promises at least a silver for Vietnam as he secured a final berth in the men’s BMW3 event.
His team-mate, Tran Minh Nhuan, also entered the final of the BMSTU4 pool to meet Tay Wei Ming of Singapore .
In chess, Nguyen Thi Hong Chau and Pham Thi Huong beat their Malaysian rivals in the qualifiers and progress to the main round./.