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Tu Chinh was injured before the 31st SEA Games

Le Tu Chinh suffered a meniscus injury in her right knee since March. She was taken to the doctor and treated both in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Tu Chinh is still on the list of Vietnamese sports delegations attending the 31st SEA Games, but most likely cannot attend.

According to the results of the MRI scan, the doctors all concluded that Tu Chinh had to perform surgery immediately to pick up the broken bone fragments lying in the pillow. Leaders of the General Department of Sports and Sports and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports are still considering Tu Chinh’s recovery to hope for her to attend the 31st SEA Games. Otherwise, Chinh will have time to recover to prepare for the upcoming tournaments. Asian Games 18 and SEA Games 32.

Coach Nguyen Thanh Huong shared with Zing: “Chinh’s injury was not so serious that he had to retire, but unfortunately it came right next to the 31st SEA Games. Chinh was checked in many places and all gave the same results, now is the opportunity. Recovery for the tournament is still 50-50. At this time, the leaders are still in the process of considering to make a decision.”

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Le Tu Chinh is absent at SEA Games 31 because of injury. Photo: Minh Chien.

Tu Chinh, born in 1997, is a talent of Vietnamese athletics, considered the queen of short distances of Southeast Asia, after senior Vu Thi Huong quit competing. She won 3 gold medals at the first SEA Games in 2017, in the women’s 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 m relay events. At the 2019 SEA Games, Tu Chinh successfully defended the 100m gold medal with a record of 11 seconds 54.

With 16 gold medals, athletics is the most successful sport of Vietnam at the 2019 SEA Games. At this year’s Games, the athletics team set a target of winning the same number for the third time in a row. continues to occupy the number one position in Southeast Asia.

At the National Athletics Championships at the end of 2021, Le Tu Chinh finished first in the distance of 100 m with a time of 11 seconds 66. This is not Chinh’s best performance, because it took her a long time to not be able to practice. due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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