Vietnam wins three silvers at Asian Youth Athletics Champs hinh anh 1Cao V​o Ng​oc Long poses with the national flag after winning the men’s high jump event at the second Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Thailand on May 22 (
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam won three silvers on the last day of the second Asian Youth Athletics Championships which closed in Bangkok on May 23.

Nguyen Trung Cuong took his medal in the boys’ 2,000m steeplechase event. Cuong ran it in 6min 1.16sec.

Hasan Saad Alasdi of Iraq took top place (5:58.34) and Mohammed Al Suleimani of Oman was at third (6:13.33).

The second silver for Vietnam came through Le Thi Hong Han in the girls’ 400m hurdles event with a time of 60.66sec.

China’s Yina Liang won the gold with a time 0.63sec faster than Han. She set a new tournament record. The old one was 61.27sec set by Yamani Dulanjalee Mudiyanselage of Sri Lanka in 2015.

Pei Shan Wu of Chinese Taipei came third, timing 60.87. Han’s teammate Bui Thi Trang was at fourth position (61.80).

Ngo Thi Khanh Ny bagged the last silver in the girls’ 2,000m steeplechase, clocking 7:04.25.

She was a little slower than the winner, Kim Hyang Suk from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), who finished with 7:02.77.

The bronze went to Kim Mi Hae, also from the DPRK, on 7:10.82.

Vietnam completed the championships with one gold and five silvers.

The gold medal went to Cao Vo Ngoc Long in the boys’ high jump on May 22.

Earlier, his teammates grabbed two silvers: Doan Thu Hang took one in the girls’ 3,000m and Nguyen Lan Anh the other in girls’ high jump.

Cuong, Ny, Han and Trang earned their berths to compete at the International Association Athletics Federation’s World U18 Championship in Kenya in July.

The final result placed Vietnam at the eight position in the medal tally.

China was on top with 16 golds. Chinese Taipei (six) and India (five) were second and third, respectively.-VNA