This was the first-ever time for a Vietnamese female cyclist to win the gold medal at a continental competition.

Cyclist Nguyen Thi That. Source: SGGP 

She fought off stiff competition from 26 rivals, including cyclists from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, to win the women’s 106km road race with a time of 3 hours 11 minutes 59 seconds.

She was followed by two Chinese Taipei’s cyclists, Huang Tung Ying and Chang Yao.

Previously, she bagged a silver medal at the Asian Games in 2014, and a double title during last year’s Southeast Asian Games.

Translated by Lam Anh