Quách Thị Lan
Quách Thị Lan closest to Olympic Qualifier in Vietnamese Athletics in 400 Hurdles
Quách Thị Lan, 25 is the closest to qualifying for the Olympics of any athletes in Vietnam.
These were the words of my good friend Vinh Khang an avid follower and subject matter expert on Vietnamese Athletics.
Quách Thị Lan needs to run 55.40 for women’s 400 Hurdles from December 1 to June 29 to land a spot in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Quách Thị Lan launched her only performance for 2020 with a time of 55.98 to win the Vietnam SEA Games Trials (Nov 14).
She beat her long time rival 3x SEA Games Champion and SEA Games Record Holder Nguyen Thi Huyen. Dealing a second defeat to Huyen after beating her in the 400-meter event.
Nguyen Thi Huyen improved her seasons best from 1.01 to 57.54 taking the #2 spot in South East Asia Rankings.
2017 SEA Youth Champion Lê Thị Hồng Hân took the bronze in 1:01.26.
Quách Thị Lan is the 2018 Asian Games Champion after Kemi Adekoya who crossed the line first was banned for Stanozolol.
Quách Thị Lan timed 55.30 there but it is before the qualifying period began for the Olympics so she will have to run it again. 55.30 is the Vietnamese National Record.
The fact she has ran it means she is capable of running it again especially since her first race was 55.98.
Vietnam Trials Womens 400m Hurdles Finals
|4||1||348||Quách Thị Lan||1995||Thanh Hóa||55.98|
|3||2||424||Nguyễn Thị Huyền||1993||Nam Định||57.54|
|6||3||370||Lê Thị Hồng Hân||2000||Vĩnh Long||1:01.26|
|7||4||430||Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà||2002||Nam Định||1:02.05|
|5||5||415||Nguyễn Thị Ngọc||2002||Hà Tĩnh||1:03.52|
|2||6||372||Lê Thị Giang||2002||Vĩnh Phúc||1:07.01|
|8||7||224||Trần Nguyễn Như Quỳnh||2003||Ninh Bình||1:09.47|
|1||8||78||Đinh Thị Thanh Tuyền||2000||Công An Nhân Dân||1:12.22|
Quách Thị Lan narrowly wins 400 title from Nguyễn Thị Huyền
Quách Thị Lan, 25 turned the tables on 3x SEA Games Champion Nguyễn Thị Huyền. Winning the Women’s 400-meter dash narrowly in 52.46 to 52.49. On Day 2 of the Vietnamese National SEA Games qualifiers.
The 5’9 Quách tumbled exhausted to the ground narrowly pipping the fast-finishing Nguyễn Thị Huyền.
Quách had led the 2020 SEA Rankings with 53.12 a few months ago.
But improved on her #1 ranking with Nguyễn Thị Huyền grabbing the #2 spot.
Oanh not to be confused by the distance runner that goes by the same name.
Hang holds a personal best of 53.29 while Oanh ran 52.63 as a junior way back in 2015. Having run 52.98 as a 17-year-old in 2013.
Both Girls really should get into the 52-second range to give Vietnam a formidable dominance in 400, 400 Hurdles, 4×4 and 4×4 mixed relays.
Vietnam Trials 400m Women’s Final
|TT||Số đeo||Họ và tên||Năm sinh||Đơn vị||Thành tích||Ghi chú|
|1||348||Quách Thị Lan||1995||Thanh Hóa||52.46||HCV|
|2||424||Nguyễn Thị Huyền||1993||Nam Định||52.49||HCB|
|3||171||Nguyễn Thị Hằng||1997||Hà Nội||54.53||HCĐ|
|4||172||Nguyễn Thị Oanh||1996||Hà Nội||54.69|
|5||240||Hoàng Thị Ngọc||1995||Quảng Bình||56.04|
|6||175||Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngọc||2001||Hà Nội||56.61|
|7||370||Lê Thị Hồng Hân||2000||Vĩnh Long||56.73|
|8||415||Nguyễn Thị Ngọc||2002||Hà Tĩnh||56.97|
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