Tung (middle) shows his gold medal at the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Doha, Qatar. (Photo dohagym.com)
This is Tung’s first gold in a world event. The 22-year-old gymnast from Ho Chi Minh city is a gold medal hopeful for upcoming regional competitions, including SEA Games 2017 and Asiad 2018. He bagged two golds for Vietnam at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.
Four gymnasts from Vietnam - Le Thanh Tung, Pham Phuoc Hung, Dinh Phuong Thanh and Dang Nam - participated in the gymnastic event, the first major competition of the sport this year.
Meanwhile, Tran Tien Khoa from Can Tho city also struck gold in the men’s individual standard poomsae (age 18-20) at the Southeast Asia Taekwondo Championship 2017 held in Malaysia from March 20th-27th./.