AIMAG 2017: Vietnam wins seven medals in first day hinh anh 1Vietnamese weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam won one gold, two silver and four bronze medals on the first day of the ongoing fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG 2017) in Turkmenistan on September 18.

Weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan secured the first gold medal for Vietnam with a lift of 282kg. Meanwhile, his teammate Tran Le Quoc Toan bagged silver with a lift of 276kg.

On the women’s side, weightlifter Vuong Thi Huyen pocketed a bronze medal.

The same day, Bui Thi Thu Thao secured a silver medal in the women’s long jump with a jump of 6.36 metres. Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan won the gold medal with a jump of 6.43 metres.

AIMAG 2017 attracts athletes from 65 countries and territories, including some in the Oceania.

Vietnam sent a 164-member delegation to the event. Vietnamese athletes are going to compete in 14 of the 21 sports of the Games with the aim of winning eight gold medals. -VNA