Vietnamese football team celebrate the victory after winning 1- 0 against Bahrain during the last stage of the 16-team knockout round for the men’s football of the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese delegation won its first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia on August 23, ranking 14th in the medal tally.

Vietnamese athletes were shiny on the fifth day of competition as the Vietnamese female rowing team brought the first gold medal.

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.

Wushu artist Bui Truong Giang obtained a silver medal for his performance in the men's sanda 56 kg.

Moreover, the male football team made history with its first entrance into the ASIAD quarter-finals after winning 1- 0 against Bahrain. They will face Syria on August 27.

After five days of competition, Vietnam was in the 14th place in the medal standings with one gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.

China still topped the list with 55 gold medals, followed by Japan (25 golds), the Republic of Korea (16 golds) and host Indonesia (eight golds).-VNA