Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
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Things the Philippines can learn from Vietnam Women Middle Distances
Nguyen Khanh Linh, a 16-year-old from Vietnam, clinched the title at the Asian Youth Champs in the Girl’s 1500m with a tactical finish time of 4:51.61. This victory took place at the Asian Youth Champs hosted by Kuwait on October 15th. Remarkably, just two months prior, this young athlete secured a silver medal at the National Youth Championship (U20), recording an impressive time of 4:34.3. She was only surpassed by a competitor three years her senior.
Vietnam continues to demonstrate its prowess in the Women’s 1500m, maintaining a strong hold on the event. In the 2022 SEA Rankings, Vietnamese athletes hold six of the top ten positions. Their leading athlete, Thi Oanh, a multiple SEA Games medalist, bettered the previous SEA Games gold medal time with a 4:14.98 finish. Their standout junior, Nguyen Thi Quyen, has a record time of 4:27.7, and their top youth athlete is the aforementioned Nguyen Khanh Linh.
By the end of 2021, Vietnam held five of the top ten positions in the SEA Rankings for the Women’s 1500m. Looking ahead to the SEA Games in 2023, Agustina Manik of Indonesia might be the only contender preventing a complete podium sweep by Vietnam, assuming they could have three participants.
|1||4:14.98||VIEW||Nguyen Thi Oanh|
|2||4:26.71||INA||Agustina Mardika Manik|
|3||4:26.90||VIEW||Khuat Phuong Anh|
|4||4:27.7||VIE||Nguyen Thu Quyen|
|5||4:29.75||VIE||Thi Ngan Bui|
|6||4:33.41||SGP||Goh Chui Ling|
|8||4:34.3||VIE||Nguyen Khanh Linh|
|9||4:35.18||INA||Nirwani Novia Nur|
|10||4:35.3||VIE||Nguyen Khanh Ly|
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