The female rowing team wins the first gold medal for Vietnam at the ASIAD 2018 (Source: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Vietnamese female rowing team brought the first gold medal to Vietnam on August 23 at the ongoing Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia.

The team, grouping Luong Thi Thao, Ho Thi Ly, Ta Thanh Huyen and Pham Thi Thao showed excellent performance at women’s lightweight quadruple sculls event with 7:01.11.

The Iranian team came second with 7:04.38.

This is a surprise but timely success of Vietnam after the failure of several golden hopes.

The achievement pushed Vietnam to the 13th position in the ASIAD 2018’s medal tally as of 12:30 on August 23.

Earlier on the day, wushu artist Bui Truong Giang obtained a silver medal for his performance in the men's sanda 56 kg.-VNA