Vietnamese women row to first Asian Games gold

first_img(From L to R) Silver medallist Iran’s Maryam Omidiparsa, Mahsa Javar and Maryam Karami, gold medalist Vietnam’s Thao Pham Thi, Ta Thanh Huyen, Ho Thi Ly and Luong Thi Thao, and bronze medallist South Korea’s Ji Yoo-jin, Choi Yu-ri, Ku Bo-yeun and Jung Hye-ri pose with their medals during the victory ceremony for the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls rowing final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANAn overjoyed Vietnamese women’s rowing team paddled into first place Thursday to take their country’s only gold of the Asian Games so far, as China racked up six wins on the Palembang lake.Vietnam’s lightweight women’s quadruple sculls claimed gold in the final race of the penultimate day of rowing events, held in the co-host city of Asia’s regional Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Uzbekistan came away with three medals, including a gold in the men’s double sculls.There was no medal joy for the first of three finals for the Unified Korea team who paddled in last of six in the lightweight men’s four.The team combining both North and South Korean athletes only had a few weeks to train together before the Indonesia-hosted Games.They have two more medal chances Friday in the lightweight women’s double sculls and the lightweight men’s eight.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MVP hopes Clarkson plays more games for PH “We’re very proud and honored because we brought victory to our country,” Ta Thanh Huyen said with a beaming smile on her face. “I never thought I could win a gold medal in a tournament like this.”Iran took the silver in the same event — its best-ever result in women’s rowing — but one of the team, Nazanin Rahmani, could barely stand to receive her medal after coming down sick after the race and was carted off on a stretcher shortly after the ceremony.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’China rowed to victory in six out of eight medal races on Thursday.The Asian Games giant won the men’s and women’s single sculls and pair races, the women’s double sculls and the lightweight men’s four. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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