Queen of Speed sets new record at National Athletics Championship
The new record was 11.43 seconds, while her previous record at the 24th Southeast Asian Games was 11.47 seconds. Notably, Huong left the silver-medal winner, Le Ngoc Phuong, several metres behind.
She also helped her team, An Giang province, to win the gold medal in the women’s 4x200m relay race.
Other gold medals presented on the first day of the National Track and Field Championships 2009 include: a triple jump gold medal for Hanoi’s Nguyen Van Hung, Nghe An’s Ngo Dang Quang with a gold medal for men’s weightlifting, Vinh Long’s Nguyen Thi Yen Trang with the gold medal for women’s weightlifting, Vinh Long Trinh Tan Nhanh winning the gold medal for men’s hammer throw, Hanoi’s Nguyen Thi Bac earning the gold medal for women’s 400m hurdles and Military Team’s Vu Van Tinh with the gold medal for men’s 400m hurdles.
The tournament will continue until September 20.