(HBO) – The final round of the men’s and women’s downhill biking at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) took place in Dan Chu ward of Hoa Binh city on March 15. The women’s event saw the competition of eight athletes from five countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines). Meanwhile, the men’s event was attended by 10 athletes from five countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines).
Local spectators show support for
athletes in downhill mountain biking.
In the women’s event, PRASTIKA Tiara Andini of Indonesia won the gold medal,
finishing the race in 3 minutes and 31.531 seconds. DEEKABALLES Vipavee of
Thailand who clocked 3 minutes and 42.337 second obtained the silver while
GARDOED Naomi of the Philippines with 3 minutes and 44.722 seconds the bronze.
In the men’s event, the gold medal went to
Thailand’s BOONSANE Methasit who recorded 3 minutes and 06.027 seconds. The
silver and bronze medals respectively belonged to Indonesia’s PRAYOGA Andy with
3 minutes and 09.356 seconds, and the Philippines’ FARR John Derick with 3
minutes and 13.138 seconds.
Nguyen Ngoc Vu, who is responsible for cycling
at the Vietnam Sports Administration and also a member of the SEA Games 31
Organising Committee, said Southeast Asian countries are strong at downhill
biking, so the races had very high quality.
Downhill biking has a maximum time limit, and
the distance is often 1.5km long. Though the race distance was 2km in the
finals, the best result in this round was 3 minutes and 06.027 seconds, which
was much less than the limit of 5 minutes.
This was an encouraging sign showing the high
quality of athletes at this year’s Games, Vu noted.
(HBO) By the end of May, Tan Lac district had completed organizing the sports congress at the grassroots level ensuring the schedule, focusing on preparing the conditions to be ready for the VII sports congress at the distrcit’s level in August.
(HBO) – Dato Amarjit Singh Gill, Vice President of Asian Cycling Federation, has said that the cycling event at the 31 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) had been successfully organised by Hoa Binh province - the host of the competition. The enthusiasm of the province’s cheering fans has contributed to its success, Gill said.
(HBO) - Indonesian cyclists won a gold and silver medal in the men’s SEA Games 31 mountain bike cross-country event in Hoa Binh province on May 16. The bronze was won by a rider from the Philippines.
(HBO) - In the morning of May 16th, excellently competing in the Olympic women's cross-country event in the terrain cycling event, Dinh Thi Nhu Quynh - the girl of Muong area in Hoa Binh "opened the door” for the gold medal for Vietnamese cycling team at 31st SEA Games. This is not Quynh's first gold medal in the SEA Games arena, however, it brings the special emotions, because this is Quynh's first gold medal won in the homeland. The joy of victory is more complete and happier when there is the enthusiastic congratulation of the relatives and Hoa Binh's fans.