Over the weekend, the Vietnamese rowing team achieved impressive results at the 19th Asian Games. On Monday, they secured two bronze medals in the women’s four heavyweight coxed and women’s eight heavyweight coxed events. These achievements add to their earlier success in the women’s coxless fours event, where they won a bronze medal.

Vietnamese athletes are participating in a total of 13 sports, including women’s football, gymnastics, boxing, chess, fencing, esports, judo, rowing, taekwondo, wushu, swimming, table tennis, and shooting.

One of the standout performances came from martial artist Tran Ho Duy, who secured a bronze medal in the men’s individual poomsae category of taekwondo. Despite being eliminated in the semifinals by a South Korean rival, Tran Ho Duy showed great skill and determination.

However, not all results were as favorable for Vietnam. In men’s football, the team suffered a 1-3 loss to Saudi Arabia in their last Group B match, resulting in their exit from the competition. Additionally, during the boxing round of 16, Vietnamese boxer Nguyen Thi Tam was defeated by Nikhat Zareen, a two-time world champion, in a 50kg bout.

The 19th Asian Games, which began on Sunday, is the largest sporting event in Asia. With a total of 12,400 athletes from 45 countries and territories competing in 40 sports, the event aims to award 481 gold medals. As of Monday, China leads the medal table with 27 gold medals, followed by South Korea and Japan. The Vietnamese delegation currently ranks 15th.

Vietnam sent a delegation of 504 participants and coaches, including 320 athletes, to the Asian Games with a target of winning at least two gold medals. While they have yet to achieve this goal, the performances of the Vietnamese athletes have been commendable and they continue to showcase their talent and dedication in their respective sports.

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