Truong Thanh Hang won the womenââ‚¬â„¢s 800-meter gold at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Teheran on Thursday.
Hang, the South East Asian champion in the womenââ‚¬â„¢s 800-meter and 1,500-meter track and field races, was faster than the other six competitors from Iraq, Kyrgykistan and Iran to finish first in 2 minutes and 12.75 seconds.
Borisova Tatiana from Kyrgykistan came in second place, followed by Iranian Mina Porseyfi.
This is Hangââ‚¬â„¢s second gold medal on the Asian stage after her gold in the womenââ‚¬â„¢s 800m race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Jordan in 2007.
Hang was happy with the title but she said she was not in her best form at the moment.
ââ‚¬Å“The result was not very good because I just got back to training recently after a time off following the 25th South East Asian Games in Laos last year,ââ‚¬ Hang said.
ââ‚¬Å“However, the absence of big rivals helped me win the title more easily.ââ‚¬
Vietnam had two other competitors at the 2010 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, also known as the IV Asian Indoor Athletics event.
Vu Van Huyen didnââ‚¬â„¢t do well and retired in the menââ‚¬â„¢s heptathlon; but young jumper Duong Thi Viet Anh came in fourth in the womenââ‚¬â„¢s high jump after jumping at 1.83 meters.
Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s and Asia Indoor eventââ‚¬â„¢s sprint queen Vu Thi Huong didnââ‚¬â„¢t participate in the contest
According to Duong Duc Thuy, manager of Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s track and field department, Huong could have taken the gold medal in the womenââ‚¬â„¢s 60 meters because Chinese runner Jiang Lan won the gold in 7.51 seconds while Huong won the gold at the event last year in 7.25 seconds.