Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung (centre) presents rewards to local coaches and athletes who achieved high results at the ASIAD 2018 (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – The People’s Committee of central Da Nang city organised a ceremony on September 24 to commend and reward its coaches and athletes who had recorded outstanding achievements at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia.

At ASIAD 2018, Da Nang had one coach and 14 athletes competing in swimming, taekwondo, badminton, rowing, tennis, Ju-jitsu, weightlifting and football.

The city’s athletes Pham Thi Hue won a silver medal in rowing while Duong Thi Thanh Minh brought home a bronze in Ju-jitsu.

The athletes’ performances helped Vietnam secure 17th place out of 45 countries and territories in the medal tally at ASIAD 2018, with four gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals.

[Infographics: Achievements of Vietnam at Asian Games (ASIAD)]

At the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung praised the local athletes for their efforts in training and competing at ASIAD 2018.

He urged the athletes to make greater efforts and step up training to achieve higher performances at the upcoming tournaments, including the National Sports Festival scheduled to take place in Hanoi in November.

The municipal People’s Committee presented certificates of merit and cash prizes worth 65 million VND in total to the most outstanding athletes at ASIAD 2018.-VNA