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Vietnamese Students Shine at ASEAN Schools Games with Gold Medals and Records

Hanoi, June 03, 2024, The Europe Today: Vietnamese students delivered a stellar performance on June 3, the second official day of the ASEAN Schools Games (ASG), capturing multiple gold medals and setting new records.

Swimming Triumphs

Vietnamese swimmers were the standout performers, securing five gold medals and breaking four ASG records.

  • Nguyễn Thúy Hiền clinched two titles, first winning the girls’ 50m breaststroke in a record time of 32.70 seconds. She then triumphed in the girls’ 100m freestyle, setting another record with a time of 56.62 seconds. Her victories saw her outpace competitors such as Malaysia’s Isabelle Chiyi Buckley (33.52) and Thailand’s Natthakitta Leekitchakorn (33.97) in the breaststroke, and Thailand’s Thai Mia Millar (57.28) and Indonesia’s Adelia Chantika Aulia (58.37) in the freestyle.
  • Trịnh Trường Vinh emerged victorious in the boys’ 200m backstroke with a time of 2:06.66. Additionally, the Vietnamese men’s team set a new record of 7:36.74 in the 4x200m backstroke relay, while the girls’ team set a record of 8:35.23 in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Athletics Achievements

Vietnamese athletes also excelled on the track and field:

  • Nguyễn Lê Hoàng Vũ topped the boys’ 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:29.65, followed by teammate Nguyễn Hoàng Thịnh (9:30.41) and Indonesia’s Risky Fahmi (9:31.00).
  • Lê Thị Tuyết Mai won the girls’ 400m hurdles, clocking in at 1:01.87.
  • Dương Thị Thảo achieved gold in the women’s high jump with a leap of 1.74m.
  • Dương Phú Toàn secured the boys’ 800m gold with a time of 1:55.44.

Other Notable Performances

  • Thai swimmers also claimed victories, including a win in the girls’ 200m backstroke and Arya Adrean Putra Haryono’s record-setting performance in the boys’ 50m breaststroke with a time of 28.90 seconds.
  • Indonesian swimmers Jerremy Elyon Master Ganesha and Muhammad Dhuha Bin Zulfikry took gold in the boys’ 100m freestyle and 400m freestyle, respectively.
  • Singapore’s Loh Ding Rong Anson excelled in the boys’ shot put with a throw of 17.46m.
  • Thailand’s Asian U20 champion Wirayut Daenkhanob won the boys’ 100m, and Malaysia’s Emmanuel Muphy Josbert triumphed in the boys’ 400m hurdles.

Vovinam Victories

Vietnam’s traditional martial art, vovinam, also saw success:

  • Lý Thanh Vân defeated Thailand’s Phattaraphon Boonrattana Samai in the girls’ U57kg final.
  • Đặng Thị Hồng Nguyên overcame Cambodia’s Lim Somphos in the girls’ U51kg category.

The ASG continues with events across six sports, including basketball, athletics, vovinam, pencak silat, swimming, and badminton, hosted at the Tiên Sơn Sports Complex.