The Vietnamese team was placed seventh after the first day of official competitions (October 19) at the ongoing Asian Para Games 2014 in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, with two gold, five silver and one bronze medals.

Le Van Cong won the first gold medal after lifting 181.5 points in the men’s 49kg powerlifting event held at the Moonlight Festival Garden .

He set a Games record, beating a 181kg lift record made six months ago by Nigerian Yakubu Adesokan during the world tournament in Dubai .

The swimmers pocketed one gold, five silvers and one bronze during the day.
The gold went to Nguyen Thanh Trung in the men’s SB4 100m breaststroke. He had no trouble taking the lead from the beginning and completed the race with a time of 1min 59.37sec.

The silver medals were won by Trinh Thi Bich Nhu in the women’s SB5 200m breaststroke event, Vo Thanh Tung in the men’s S5 200m freestyle, Le Tien Dat in the men’s SB6 100m breaststroke, and Do Thanh Hai in the men’s SB5 100m breaststroke.

Meanwhile Vo Huynh Anh Khoa won the team’s only bronze in the men’s S9 50m freestyle.

Track-and-field athletes also began their competitions on October 19 but did not breach the top three yet.

China came out on top of the ranking table with 28 golds after the first day. Japan took 11 golds for the second position and host the Republic of Korea had two less, coming in at third.-VNA