Quách Thị Lan focus qualifying for Olympics 400 Hurdles

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.

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Vietnam Trials Womens 400m Hurdles Finals

41348Quách Thị Lan1995Thanh Hóa55.98
32424Nguyễn Thị Huyền1993Nam Định57.54
63370Lê Thị Hồng Hân2000Vĩnh Long1:01.26
74430Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà2002Nam Định1:02.05
55415Nguyễn Thị Ngọc2002Hà Tĩnh1:03.52
26372Lê Thị Giang2002Vĩnh Phúc1:07.01
87224Trần Nguyễn Như Quỳnh2003Ninh Bình1:09.47
1878Đinh Thị Thanh Tuyền2000Công An Nhân Dân1:12.22

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Quách Thị Lan narrowly wins 400 title from Nguyễn Thị Huyền

Quách Thị Lan
Quách Thị Lan narrowly holds off her long time rival Nguyen Thi Huyen for the 400m Gold at the Vietnamese SEA Games Qualifiers.

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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 was the 2018 Asian Games Champion in 400 Hurdles after Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain who crossed the line first tested positive for Stanozolol.

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.

Putting their hands for the other spots in the 4×400 was Nguyễn Thị Hằng and Nguyễn Thị Oanh. Who both ran 54 second times.

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.

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Vietnam Trials 400m Women’s Final 

TTSố đeoHọ và tênNăm sinhĐơn vịThành tíchGhi chú
1348Quách Thị Lan1995Thanh Hóa52.46HCV
2424Nguyễn Thị Huyền1993Nam Định52.49HCB
3171Nguyễn Thị Hằng1997Hà Nội54.53HCĐ
4172Nguyễn Thị Oanh1996Hà Nội54.69
5240Hoàng Thị Ngọc1995Quảng Bình56.04
6175Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngọc2001Hà Nội56.61
7370Lê Thị Hồng Hân2000Vĩnh Long56.73
8415Nguyễn Thị Ngọc2002Hà Tĩnh56.97

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