Vietnamese weightlifter Le Van Cong receives bonus from VSAD

VOV.VN - Weightlifter Le Van Cong has been awarded a bonus of VND50 million from the Vietnam Sports Association for Disabled Athletes (VSAD) after his medal-winning performance at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

In addition to the Paralympian athlete, Cong’s coach Le Quang Thai was also presented with a bonus of VND20 million.

Furthermore, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung also sent a congratulatory message to the Vietnamese weightlifter on winning silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Indeed, Van Cong’s achievement marks the first medal won by the Vietnamese delegation at the global sporting event.

Van Cong competed in the 49 kg weight category in powerlifting at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, successfully lifting a total of 173 kg after three attempts. This effort saw him finish second and win a silver medal, narrowly missing out on gold in the process.

Van Cong is also notable for becoming the first-ever Vietnamese athlete to win a Paralympic gold medal, setting a world record by lifting 183 kg back in the 2016 version of the competition.

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Weightlifter Le Van Cong wins silver at Tokyo Paralympics
Weightlifter Le Van Cong wins silver at Tokyo Paralympics

VOV.VN - Vietnamese weightlifter Le Van Cong won a silver medal on August 26 in the 49 kg weight category at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Weightlifter Le Van Cong wins silver at Tokyo Paralympics

Weightlifter Le Van Cong wins silver at Tokyo Paralympics

VOV.VN - Vietnamese weightlifter Le Van Cong won a silver medal on August 26 in the 49 kg weight category at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.