More silver for Vietnamese lifter at World Para Championship

Friday, 2017-12-08 04:09:14
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Vietnamese lifter Nguyen Binh An at the event (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/ VNA – Vietnamese lifter Nguyen Binh An won a silver medal in the men’s 54kg category at the on-going World Para Weightlifting Championships 2017 in Mexico City, on December 7.

An secured the medal after lifting 178kg in the final round of 184kg.

After six days of competition, Vietnam seized one gold and two silver medals, and broke one world record.

Lifter Le Van Cong set a new world record in the men’s 49kg category, on December 4, after securing his best score with his fourth lift of 183.5kg, surpassing all rivals and breaking the world and also his own record (183kg) set in 2016.

Vietnam sent weightlifters to the games, participated in by 72 countries, to compete in the men’s 49kg, 54kg, 59kg, and 65kg, and the women’s 50kg and 55kg.