Vietnamese rowers at ASIAD 2018 (Photo: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA)
–Vietnamese female rowers bagged one more silver medal for Vietnam at the ongoing Asian Games 2018 (ASIAD 2018) in Indonesia on August 24.

The team, including Pham Thi Hue, Dinh Thi Hao, Le Thi Hien and Tran Thi An, won the medal at the women’s four event with 7:14.52.

Chinese rowers finished first with 7:05.50.

This was the fifth silver medal obtained by the Vietnamese sports delegation at ASIAD 2018 by August 24 noon.

Earlier on August 23, the Vietnamese female rowing team, comprising Luong Thi Thao, Ho Thi Ly, Ta Thanh Huyen, and Pham Thi Thao brought the first gold medal for Vietnam, marking the first time the Vietnamese sports winning a gold at an Olympic event.

ASIAD 2018 is taking place in the two major Indonesian cities – Jakarta and Palembang, with the participation of 15,000 athletes and coaches from 45 countries and territories competing in 40 sports.

The Vietnamese delegation consists of 523 people, including 352 athletes. They aim to snatch at least three gold medals.

At the previous ASIAD in 2014, Vietnam won one gold, 10 silver and 25 bronze medals, ranking 21st in the overall medal tally.-VNA