Vietnamese gymnast wins gold in Croatia

Monday, 2014-04-28 12:54:58
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Gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh receiving a gold medal at the Grand Prix Osijek
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Nhan Dan/VNA - Gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh has won a gold medal at the Grand Prix Osijek in Croatia.

The Vietnamese, who stood second in the qualifying round, triumphed on Saturday in the women's vault event with her result of 14,525 points. Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland came second (14,413) and Teja Belak from Slovenia was third (14,350).

It is her second title in less than a week.

Earlier, Thanh topped the same event at the Artistic & Rhythmic Gymnastics World Top Competition in Incheon, South Korea.

The World Cup winner will later take part in the all-round and parallel events.

In Osijek, Thanh's teammate Pham Phuoc Hung claimed a silver medal in the men's parallel category. Hung earned 15,625 points to bag second place, a big jump compared with the sixth position he scored during qualifying rounds.

Slovenia's Mitja Petkosek, won the gold medal with 15,725 points while Oleg Stepko of Azerbaijan came third with 15,325.

Another Vietnamese competitor, Dang Nam is set to perform in the men's rings.

The Vietnam team is participating in the tournament with five athletes. They are also members of the squad that will compete at the 18th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in September.