|Vietnamese Swimmer Vo Thanh Tung (middle)
Nguyen Dang Vien, Tung’s coach, held that this is the first victory of Tung as he is competing in six events at the Asian Para Games 2018.
This is the second gold medal that Vietnamese swimmers have bagged at the games.
Earlier on October 7, swimmer Nguyen Thanh Trung secured the first gold medal for Vietnam after taking lead at the men’s 100m breaststroke event for athletes with disability category of SB4.
On October 9, Tung will continue vying in other five events – 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 200m medley and 200m freestyle.
As of 6:45pm of October 8, the Vietnamese delegation had won four gold, one silver, and five bronze medals, ranking sixth in the medal tally.
At the previous Asian Para Games in 2014, Vietnam won nine gold, seven silver, and 13 bronze medals, finishing 10th in the overall medal tally.