Honoring Vietnamese rowers at ASIAD 2014
(VNF) - The Vietnam Canoeing, Rowing and Sailing Federation (VCRSF) has honored coaches and rowers who were bagging medals at the recent ASIAD 2014.
At the event, the seven-athlete Vietnamese delegation had created a surprise by claming one silver and two bronze medals in competition with 224 rivals from 19 nations and territories.
The best Vietnamese rowers competed just 5/14 events, with rented boats and the unfamiliar weather as well. Female athletes Pham Thi Hai, Pham Thi Thao, Pham Thi Hue and Le Thi An won a silver in the doubles heavy sculling event, just behind the Chinese rivals. They also pocketed a bronze in the doubles light sculling event.
The other bronze belonged to Ta Thanh Huyen in the single sculling event. Earlier, Vietnam set a target of bagging only one bronze.
On this occasion, VCRSF with the support from Thien Minh Tourism Group honored and awarded VND80 million for the delegation. In which, coach section (including Australian expert) get VND10 million, VND10 milion for each athlete with silver, and VND6 million for each rower with bronze.
This year, apart from qualifying rounds of Olympic 2016, the Federation also plans to win 1-2 gold in rowing event at the upcoming SEA Games 28 in Singapore this June./.
Complied by VNF