Vietnam returned empty-handed from the London Paralympics but swimmer Vo Thanh Tung set an Asian record in his 100m freestyle S5 event on Sept. 9.

Tung finished sixth out of eight in the final in 1:19.83, breaking the continental record of 1:24.69 held by Japanese Takayuki Suzuki since 2009.

On the last competitor day of competition for Vietnamese athletes, Cao Ngoc Hung came fourth in the men's javelin F57/58 event with a personal best throw of 46.51m and 964 points.

Iran's Mohammad Khalvandi won the gold and set up a world record with a throw of 50.98 and 1,044 points.
"Although we did not win a single medal, in general all 11 athletes have had a successful tournament.

Among four competitors in powerlifting, two ranked fourth. Lifter Nguyen Thi Hong had the same result of 88kg with the third-ranked athlete but did not get a medal due to her heavier weight," said Vu The Phiet, deputy head of the delegation.

"Among four swimmers, Vo Thanh Tung failed to make the top three but he earned an Asian record. Two of three track-and-field athletes gained fourth places," said Phiet who is the Vietnam Paralympics Committee general secretary.-VNA