>> July 20, 2013
VIETNAM OPEN Athletics Championships at Ho Chi Minh (20-21 July 2013)
-Flash results for DAY 1 (20 July)
Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian of Malaysia clocked 14-flat to win the men's 110mh, with teammate Mohd Robani Hassan produced a seasonal best 14.42 in 2nd. In heats Rayzam and Robani ran 14.19 and 14.47 respectively. Vietnam's Nguyen Cong Lai finished 3rd (14.91).
19-year-old Nguyen Hou Truong of Vietnam finished 1st in the men's 400m (48.07), beating Malaysians Kwong Kar Jun (48.37) and Anchois Aron (48.39 PB) in 2nd and 3rd. Fourth was Nguyen Van Kien (48.51), while fifth goes the Philippine's Isidro del Prado (48.64).
SEA Games champion Duong Van Thai of Vietnam won the men's 800m in a time of 1:51.23, ahead of teammate Pham Cao Son (1:52.84) and the Philippine's Jordan Paul Billones (1:52.92).
Vietnam's Pham Tien San set 9:13.4h to win the men's 3000St, and beats teammate Nguyen Ang Duc Bao (9:19.0h). Philippine's Christopher Ulboc was in 3rd (9:29.8h), while another Filipino Hernanie Sore (9:33.2h) in 4th.
Six jumpers cleared 2.00 in men's high jump. But Malaysia's Nauraj Singh Randhawa cleared the highest bar (2.10) for gold. The other five at 2.01. They're Tran Ngoc Nguyen, Lu Be Can, Mohd Azly Ghazali (Malaysia), Nguyen Duy Bang, and Tran Thanh Binh, all Vietnames unless noted.
Philippine's Benigno Marayag registered 7.43 to win the men's Long Jump, just ahead of teammate and former SEA Games champion Henry Dagmil who made 7.41, which was only 1cm further than Vietnam's Nguyen Van Hue (a decathlete) 7.40 in 3rd. Two athletes leaped 7.23, Ngo Minh Nhieu (Vietnam) and Julian Fuentes (Philippine) for 4th and 5th.
In the men's Pole Vault Vietnam's Nguyen Van Hue (a decathlete) leaped 4.70m to beat Vu Vn Huyen (a decathlete, SEAG champion, Asian Games bronze medalist) who also cleared the same height. Also registered 4.70m was the Philippine's Ernest John Obiena and finished in 3rd. Fourth was Vietnam's Ngo Minh Nhut (4.20).
Philippine NR holder Eliezer Sunang threw 16.10 to comfortably win the men's shot put. Vietnamese Tran Minh Tuan (14.55), Tran Phu Hoang Long (13.79), De Ye Wou (13.67), and Dinh Duc Thien (13.52), in 2nd - 5th.
Vietnam's Nguyen Truong Giang wins the men's Javelin Throw in a throw of 66.98, defeating 41-year-old Danilo Fresnido of the Philippine (66.11) in 2nd. Vietnamese Nguyen Trung Tan (63.64) and Pham Ngoc Anh (61.90) in 3rd and 4th.
Vietnam's Bui Thi Thu Thao wins women's Long Jump (6.06), with Philippines's Catherine Kay Santos (5.88), Vietnam's Vu Thi Men (5.82), Lu Thi Kim Ngan (5.73), and Le Ngoc Huyen (5.71), in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
Women's Pole Vault was won by Philippine's Riezel Buenaventure (3.70), while Vietnamese Truong Thi Thu (3.40) in 2nd, and Malaysia's Chuah Yu Tian (3.20) in 3rd.
Le Thi Lai of Vietnam wins the women's Shot Put in a throw of 14.13. Singapore's Du Xianhui (PB 18.20 !!) came out of retirement (at 32), and finished in 2nd with a throw of 13.63. Duang Thi Viet Anh (a heptathlete) in 3rd 11.36. *Informs Roselyn Hamero.
Other Results (all Vietnmese unless notes)
400m (20): 1. Nguyen Thi Huyen 53.29, 2. Nguyen Thi Thuy I? or II? 54.98, 3. Yin Yin Khine (MYA) 55.88, 4. Nguyen Thi Thuy 56.04, 5. Josie Malacad (PHI) 56.97, 6. Nguyen Thi Hang 57.11;
J T (20): 1. Bui Thi Xuan 48.84, 2. Rosie Villarito (PHI) 48.11, 3. Evalyn Palacrica (PHI)42.86, 4. Bui Thi Trang 42.09, 5. Le Thi Cam Dung 40.07, 6. Tran Thi Tham 38.65, 7. Bui Thi Sinh 38.54;