Vietnamese athlete wins gold at Asian Indoor Athletics Champs

Monday, 2018-02-05 17:29:26
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Bui Thi Thu Thao gets a silver medal at the 2016 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Bui Thi Thu Thao brought home a gold medal in the eighth Asian Indoor Athletics Championship, which recently concluded at the Aftab-e Enqhelab Stadium in Tehran, Iran.

25-year-old Thao won the women’s long jump with a jump of 6.20m. Nayana James of India came second with 6.08m, while Neena Varakil of India took the bronze with 6.06m.

Earlier, Thao won a bronze medal in the women’s triple jump.

Besides Thao, Nguyen Thi Oanh also brought home a bronze in the women’s 3,000m category, with a time of 9 min 48.48 sec.

Last year, Thao won a gold medal in the long jump at the Asian championship, two others at the Asian Grand Prix and one title at the Southeast Asian Games.

Vietnam sent three athletes to compete in the Asian event.