Tran Ha Vi secured a gold medal at the International Gymnastics Federation’s 2016 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, also known as the Suzuki World Cup 2016, held in Tokyo on April 3.
The 14-year-old girl won the medal in individual women’s age group 12-14 after getting total of 18.975 points.
“I am very happy. I want to say thanks to the coaches and parents who have always been by my side,” she said.
Kanon Miyajima of Japan finished second with 18.850 points, followed by Vietnam’s Vu Ngoc Anh with 18.825 points.
Phan Thuy Linh, leader of Vietnam’s team, said Vi only finished 4th in the qualification with 17.650 points when she was facing strong Japanese gymnasts, including Miyajima and Yui Sakurama, who are too familiar with the venue of Ota-City General Gymnasium.
However, she became more confident in the finals when she was the first gymnast to perform, Linh said.
Vi had secured a bronze medal at last year’s event.
On the same day, Vietnam gymnasts won three silver medals, including Bui Minh Phuong in women’s individuals of under 18, Phan Nguyen Gia Hien in men’s individuals of under 18 and Dao Hai Giang, Phan Nguyen Gia Hien and Bui Minh Phuong in trio category.