Lan first local track-and-field athlete to reach semi-finals at Tokyo Olympics

VOV.VN - Vietnamese athlete Quach Thi Lan secured a place in the semi-final round of the athletics at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing fourth in the women’s 400m hurdles on July 31.

She clocked a time of 55.71 and was one of 24 athletes to progress through to the semi-final round in the women’s 400m hurdles.

Furthermore, Lan is the only Asian representative to reach the semi-final round of the athletics category at the Olympics.

Following this historical achievement, the 26-year-old girl has become the first Vietnamese track-and-field athlete to make it through to the semi-final round at any Olympic Games.

The semi-finals of the athletics is scheduled to get underway on August 2.

Lan is the only Vietnamese runner participating in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after entering as a wild card. Accordingly, each country, region, or territory that does not secure a direct ticket can send a maximum of one male and one female athlete to participate in the Olympics as a wild card.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to last until August 8 with Vietnam sending 18 athletes to the games, although all of its hopefuls have so far failed to win a medal.

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