Phan Thanh Binh won a gold medal at the ongoing 81st Singapore Open Track & Field Championships on March 28.
The Vietnamese came first in the men’s discus with a result of 48.09m, setting a new personal best.
81st Singapore Open Track & Field Championships.
Eric Yee of the hosts was second with 45.94m while Albert Mantua from the Philippines came third with a throw of 45.69m.
Earlier, Luong Duc Phuoc took home a bronze in the men’s 800m. The 17-year-old finished at 1:56.14.
He was behind Nishikubo Tatsuy of Japan who ran 1:50.83 and Marco Vilog of the Philippines on 1:51.63.
In other events, Nguyen Van Khanh and Vuong Ngoc Tuyet earned their berth in the final of the women’s 200m category.
Outstanding athletes, coaches honoured
Outstanding athletes and coaches were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 27, as part of activities marking the 73rd anniversary of Vietnamese Sports Day.
Almost 1.3 million USD allocated for head coaches, athletes
A total of 30 billion VND (almost 1.3 million USD) will be invested to help prepare 27 head coaches and 66 athletes for key international contests in the next few years, according to deputy head of the Vietnam Sports Administration Tran Duc Phan.
Victory Cup gala honours best athletes, coaches in 2018
Long jumper Bui Thi Thu Thao scored a double triumph at the Victory Cup gala for the best players and coaches of 2018 in Hanoi on February 1, winning the awards for Female Athlete of the Year and Most Favourite Athlete of the Year.