Rowers quench Vietnam's gold-medal thirst at Asiad 2018

16:17 | 23/08/2018 Society

After four days of waiting, the Vietnamese sport delegation finally had their gold-medal thirst at the 2018 Asiad quenched, as the female rowers took the top honour in the lightweight quadruple sculls event on August 23.

The Vietnamese rowers at victory ceremony - Photo:

The Vietnamese team, including Luong Thi Thao, Ho Thi Ly, Ta Thanh Huyen, and Pham Thi Thao, were the first to complete the race with a time of 7:01.11, 3.27 seconds faster than the Iranian runners-up and 5.11 seconds faster than the bronze medalists from the Republic of Korea.

The brilliant performance of rowers lifted Vietnam to 13th position in the provisional medal table with one gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.

Another rower, Nguyen Thi Hai, ended up in fifth place in the women’s single sculls, clocking a time of 8:28.84. Meanwhile, Le Thi Hien and Pham Thi Hue finished at bottom in the women’s pair event with a time of 8:50.13.

Wushu artist Bui Truong Giang brought home an additional silver medal for Vietnam on Thursday morning after losing 0-2 to China’s Shen Guoshun in the men’s sanda -56kg semifinal match.

Swimmer Le Nguyen Paul qualified for the men’s 50m butterfly finals with a qualifying time of 24.21 seconds.

Theo NDO