Vietnam’s sprinter queen takes two golds at Singapore Open

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Vu Thi Huong (C) competes at the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships. Photo credit: Singapore Athletics Association Vu Thi Huong (C) competes at the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships. Photo credit: Singapore Athletics Association

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Vu Thi Huong claimed her second gold medal in women’s 100m to help Vietnam ranked 4th at the 76th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships that finalized Sunday.
At 100m women heats, Huong led 18 others with 12”03. At the final, she finished with 11”85 to break the record of 11”89 claimed by host Veronica Pereira at last year’s championships.
Huong, dubbed as Vietnamese Queen of Speed, had claimed a gold earlier at the 200m women sprint with 23”82.
On Sunday, Tran Hue Hoa earned the fourth gold for Vietnam contingent as she finished triple jump with 13.8 meters. Hoa won a gold medal in triple jump at the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar last year.
Earlier, Pham Thi Diem won a gold medal in high jumping with 1.79 meters.
Vietnam’s two bronzes including Nguyen Xuan Truong in 800m men running with 1m55” and Tran Thi Tham in javelin throw with 39.96 meters.
With four golds and two bronzes, Vietnam ranked 4th at the championships, following South Korea, Japan and the Philippines.
The 76th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships attracted 222 oversea participants from Asian region, which is the highest number achieve in recent years, according to organizers.
The event was a good springboard for next month Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. South Korea sent the largest contingent of 33 athletes to Singapore Open, with Japan and Malaysia sending 37 athletes and 32 athletes.

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