Female runner Truong Thanh Hang claims third gold at Asian Grand Prix

Vietnam’s Truong Thanh Hang won three consecutive gold medals in the women’s 1,500m, and her third gold medal was won in the last leg of the Asian Athletics Association Grand Prix in Hanoi on June 30.

Hang also bagged two gold medals in the two previous legs held in Bangkok and Korat, Thailand.


However, the Ho Chi Minh City born athlete hasn’t secured an automatic pass to the Beijing Olympics in August for which she needs to clock 4:08.00


At the Asian Athletics Championship in Jordan, last June, Hang was crowned Asian champion in the women’s 800m and bagged home a bronze medal in the 1,500m race.


The third and last leg of the Asian Grand Prix was held for the first time in Vietnam.


As the host, Vietnam was allowed to enter 22 athletes, in addition to the 10 athletes invited by the Asian Athletics Association.


Also o­n the afternoon of June 30, female runner Vu Thi Huong won a silver medal in the women’s 100m, but she hasn't yet secured an automatic pass to the Beijing Olympics.


Besides, Vietnam won three bronze medals: Bui Thi Nhung (high jump), Nguyen Dinh Cuong (the men’s 1,500m) and women's relay (4 x 100m).

Nhan Dan