Vietnam athletes win medals at World Para Swimming World Series

Tuesday, 2019-05-14 18:21:42
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Vietnamese swimmer Vo Thanh Tung secures a silver from the World Para Swimming World Series in Singapore on Sunday. (Photo:
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Vietnamese athletes have won a silver and a bronze medal at the World Para Swimming World Series which took place in Singapore on May 10 to 12.

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Asian champion Vo Thanh Tung pocketed a silver in the men’s S1-5 50m backstroke event with a time of 39.76 second.

Tung, a leading Vietnamese disabled athlete, won a silver medal at the Paralympic Rio 2016.

Tung’s teammate Ha Van Hiep, finished third in the men’s S4 50m breaststroke in 1:16.14.

The three-day competition saw the participation of more than 160 athletes from 25 countries. It was also a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Singapore was the only Asian nation to host the largest World Series for para swimming, lining up as the 5th hosting country for the 2019 leg.

The event will later continue with two more legs in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, between May 30 and June 2, and Berlin, Germany, from June 6-9.