Vietnamese runner makes gold hat-trick at SEA Games

Monday, 2022-05-16 10:04:32
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Vietnamese runner Nguyen Thi Oanh makes a gold hat-trick after two days of competition. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Vietnamese runner Nguyen Thi Oanh has named herself as one of the stars of SEA Games 31 by making a gold hat-trick after two days of competition.

Oanh triumphed in the women’s 1,500m and 5,000m on May 14. She is also the winner of the women’s 3,000m hurdles the following day, clocking 9 min 46 sec to break her own record of 10 min and 0.02 sec set at SEA Games 30 in the Philippines.

She was awarded the gold medals by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

The 27-year-old athlete, who was diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, has dominated the women’s 1,500m, 5,000m and 3,000m hurdles at the region’s biggest sports event since 2017.

* Two more golds were added to the medal tally of Vietnam’s bodybuilders on May 15, the last competition day of this sport at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31).

Tran Hoang Duy Thuan and Bui Thi Thoa of Vietnam (centre) win the gold medal in the mixed doubles category of bodybuilding on May 15. (Photo: VNA)

In the women’s singles, Dinh Kim Loan obtained a gold while her teammate Bui Thi Thoa a bronze medal. Both showed excellent performance against strong rivals from Malaysia and Thailand.

In the mixed doubles, Tran Hoang Duy Thuan and Bui Thi Thoa also gained the top place. Thuan was the one who earned a gold medal in the men’s 70kg category on May 14.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Minh Tien ranked second to bring home a silver in the men’s classic singles, following Mohd Mahen of Malaysia.

With these medals, Vietnamese athletes got a total of five golds in bodybuilding after three competition days.