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Loan finishes sixth in powerlifitng, Tùng disqualified in swimming


Châu Hoàng Tuyết Loan (centre) seen after completing in the women's 55kg powerlifting category in the Paralympics on August 27 in Tokyo. She places No 6 with a lift of 103kg.— Photo

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Châu Hoàng Tuyết Loan finished sixth in the women's 55kg powerlifting category in the Paralympics in Tokyo yesterday.

In her three attempts, the 46-year-old failed to lift 95kg at first, before succeeding in her second and third lifts of 97kg and 103kg, respectively.

Her position had been predicted by her coach Nguyễn Hồng Phúc who said competitors in her class were very strong.

The winner was world record holder Mariana Shevchuk of Ukraine who was successful in her first lift of 125kg.

Xiao Cuijuan of China and Besra Duman of Turkey came second and third, both lifting 124kg. Xiao took second as she is 0.84kg lighter than her rival.

It was Loan's fifth time at the world largest sport event. Previously, her best result was fourth place in the 48kg category at the Beijing Games in 2008.

Earlier, Vietnamese swimmer Võ Thanh Tùng was disqualified from the men's 50m butterfly S5 event after making a technical mistake.

It was Tùng's third event in Tokyo. He will still compete in the men's 50m backstroke on Saturday and 50m freestyle on Monday.

On Saturday, Trịnh Thị Bích Như will take part in her third and final race in the women's 100m SB5 breaststroke, while Đỗ Thanh Hải will participate in his only event in the men's 100m SB5 breaststroke.

Nguyễn Thị Hải will throw discus in the women's F57 class, while her husband Cao Ngọc Hùng will join the men's javelin F57 discipline.

Hùng won a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympics with a throw of 43.27m. — VNS

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