Quarter Dinh Thi Hao, Ha Thi Vui, Pham Thi Hue and Du Thi Bong finished third to earn a bronze in the women's coxless fours at the Fuyang Water Sports Center, clocking 6min 52.35sec.

Vietnamese athletes on the podium after winning a bronze medal in the coxless fours at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China

The Vietnamese started in lane three and were in the leading group with China and Japan. They even went ahead to take lead in the middle of the race.

However, China proved their power to finish first in a time of 6min 42.03sec. Japan passed Vietnam in the last meters for the second position at 6min 47.04sec.

In the first competition day, Vietnamese athletes take part in 14 sports including shooting, boxing, men’s football, table tennis, swimming, chess, fencing, esport, judo, rowing, wushu, taekwondo, tennis and gymnastics.

Vietnam (in red) seen during their race

They aim to pocket 2-5 gold medals at ASIAD 19, close to the achievement at the ASIAD 18 in Indonesia in 2018, which is the most successful Asian Games of Vietnamese sports to date with five gold medals in women's rowing, athletics, women’s long jump, men's pencak silat, and women’s 400m hurdles.

Source: VNA