VOV.VN - Vietnamese swimmers continued to shine at the 2022 ASEAN Para Games (APG) after breaking three more records and earning a further gold medals on the fifth day of the competition.
Vo Huynh Anh Khoa, who won the country’s first gold medal at the 2022 APG on August 1, successfully won another gold in the men’s 50-metre butterfly stroke S8 with a time of 30.47 seconds, breaking the tournament’s record in the process.
This marked the third gold medal won by the Ho Chi Minh City-born swimmer at the 2022 APG.
Elsewhere, in the final round of the women’s 50-metre butterfly stroke S6, Trinh Thi Bich Nhu produced an excellent performance to break the competition record as she finished her race with a time of 42.60 seconds, thereby winning gold.
Do Thanh Hai became the third Vietnamese swimmer to break a record on the fifth day of the competition as he recorded the fastest time in the men’s 100-metre breaststroke SB5 with a time of one minute and 34.12 seconds.
The fourth gold medal went to Nguyen Thanh Trung after he completed his race with a time of one minute and 56.98 seconds in the men’s 50-metre breaststroke SB4.
This is the fourth time that Vietnamese swimmers have broken records at the APG. Previously, on August 1, Quang Tri-born athlete Le Thi Dung completed her race in the women’s 400-metre freestyle S8 with a time of five minutes and 59.87 seconds, breaking the record previously set by an athlete from Thailand.
As of the morning of August 4, the Vietnamese team had claimed a total of 15 golds, eight silvers, and five bronzes at the 2022 APG, impressively exceeding the target of 13 gold medals.
Taking place between July 30 and August 6 in Surakarta of Indonesia, the 2022 APG features 14 sports with 907 competition events and 1,286 athletes. The 153- member delegation of Vietnam has been sent to participate in the games.