Lan made history by reaching the semi-finals of the Olympics for Vietnam


Quách Thị Lan made Olympic history after reaching the women’s 400m hurdles semi-finals in Tokyo this morning. The Vietnamese runner finished fifth in Series 3 of the overall standings with a time of 55.71 seconds. However, after Jamaican Leah Nugent was disqualified for a lane error, Lan was promoted to fourth place and secured her place in the next round. Lan is the first Vietnamese representative to compete in a game in the athletic semifinals. “My coach asked to be comfortable during the race and I was,” said Lan, whose idol Sydney McLaughlin was in the same heat, finishing first with a time of 54.65 seconds. It’s been a great experience to get in my career.The best was 55.30 seconds which helped me win the 2018 Asian Games gold medal. Lan added that she felt excited about following McLaughlin during the race. She is one of the 24 athletes who will take part in the semifinals on August 2 at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. .Lan is the only Asian representative. As promised, he will receive a $ 830 bonus from the Việt Nam Athletics Federation if he wins a place in the semifinals, and a $ 1,000 grant from the MandC Group, a company led by Vietnamese CEO Tạ Thị Quỳnh Liên, who she is also a volunteer in the Olympics. “I made technical mistakes in the last two hurdles,” he added. “I’ll fix it and do better in the semifinals. It’s an honor to run like one of the top 24 athletes in the Olympics. An opportunity to learn and improve my skills.”

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