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Nghĩa takes Asian cycling bronze medal

Huynh Minh Nghia of Viet Nam (second row, right) on the podium for his bronze medal at the Asian Road and Para Cycling Championship men’s junior time trial event in Myanmar. — VNS Photo by Huy Hung
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — Viet Nam’s Huynh Minh Nghia brought home a bronze medal from the Asian Road and Para Cycling Championship in Myanmar yesterday.

Nghia finished the men’s junior time trial 22km event with a time of 30.32 min to rank third, behind Daniil Pronskiy of Kazakhstan (29.21min) and Chu Tsun Wai from Hong Kong (29.54min), respectively.

“Nghia is a good cyclist. He has potential in the time trial and mountain climbing events. The hard-working and determined athlete will reach high in his career if he tries harder and is given more opportunities to compete internationally,” said coach Mai Cong Hieu.

The Myanmar tournament which runs from February 8-12 lures about 400 participants from across the continent.

Viet Nam sent 10 athletes, both men and women, who competed in the categories for men’s juniors and women’s elites in Nay Pyi Taw.

All eyes will be on Southeast Asian Games winner Nguyen Thi That, the nation’s top cyclist, in the road race event on Sunday. — VNS


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