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Da Nang (VNA)
- Vietnamese athletes continued to dominate beach athletics at the Asian Beach Games, bagging three of five gold medals on day five. 

Pham Thi Hue, Nguyen Thi Oanh, Lo Thi Thanh, Hoang Thi Thanh and Vu Thi Ly finished in top five places of the women’s Cross Country Individual final on September 29. 

Hue clocked in 13min 56.29sec for the gold, while her teammates Oanh and Thanh grabbed silver and bronze, respectively. 

The runners added one more gold medal for the day when they beat Thailand in the final of the Women’s Cross Country Team races. 

In the men’s team final, Qatar took the gold medal, leaving the silver medal for Vietnam and bronze for Thailand. 

Yousef Idriss Moussa of Qatar finished first in the Men’s Cross Country Individual Final in 19min 6.45sec, for the gold. 

Vietnamese runner Pham Tien San and Qatari Hairane Jamal came in second and third place. 

In the triple jump, Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Hung grabbed gold with his 16.63m result. 

Thailand’s Tepparak Pratchaya recorded a 15.81m for silver medal, while Filipino Diones Mark Harry jumped 15.72m for bronze. 

In the Double Sculls (CM2x) rowing event, mainland Chinese Zang Ha and Li Laifu finished first, while Chiu Hin Chun and Tang Chiu Mang of Hong Kong took the silver. Paisanwan Sitthakarn and Mueangkhot Somporn of Thailand pocketed the bronze. 

Raruen Matinee and Laksoongnoen Sawittree from Thailand beat Lee Ka Man and Lee Yuen Yin from Hong Kong to win gold in the women’s Double Sculls (CW2x). Rokayah Yayah and Lisdiana Syiva of Indonesia won the bronze. 

In the men’s regu of Sepak Takraw (Rattan ball kick), Thailand beat Myanmar 2-0 (21-8, 21-9) in the final, taking home a gold. 

Thailand also won gold in the Men’s Fairway team competition after defeating China 3-0 in the final. 

Vietnam took the lead in medal tally of the 5th Asian Beach Games, bagging 31 gold, 26 silver and 31 bronze medals. 

Thailand trailed behind with 27 golds, 17 silvers and 22 bronzes, while China was in third place, winning 10 golds, 13 silvers and 14 bronzes.-VNA