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The reason Bui Thi Thu Thao missed the gold medal at the 31st SEA Games in the long jump

2018 Asiad champion Bui Thi Thu Thao won silver, 1 cm behind the gold medalist in the long jump at SEA Games 31.

Having won the gold medal at Asiad 2018 in Indonesia with a historic 6.55m jump, Bui Thi Thu Thao is considered the No. 1 candidate for the women’s long jump gold medal at the Olympic Games. SEA Games 31.

In fact, in this content, the competition for the gold medal was only Thao and junior Vu Thi Ngoc Ha, who had just won the silver medal in the women’s three-step jump before.

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Bui Thi Thu Thao is back after 5 years of absence

Bui Thi Thu Thao achieved the best parameter in 6 jumps of 6.38m, just 1cm behind Vu Thi Ngoc Ha, thereby winning only silver. Vu Thi Ngoc Ha won gold with a record of 6.39m.

It’s quite unfortunate that in her 6 jumps, Bui Thi Thu Thao had 4 times to touch the line, so she broke the rules and did not count. This is the reason why the athlete from Ba Vi (Hanoi) could not improve his parameters after the second jump, reaching 6.38m.

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Thao “golden cow” competed very well

Sharing with VietNamNet, Bui Thi Thu Thao said that she didn’t win gold because she was too happy.

“After 5 years, I came back, so I was very happy. On the day of the competition, my family also came to support me, so I was even happier, leading to chaos. Losing this gold I do not regret because my juniors have achieved it. The most important thing is that the silver medal helps me have more motivation to continue training to prepare for the Asiad 19 and the 2023 SEA Games.” Thu Thao said.

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Bui Thu Thao decided to return to the peak time

Bui Thi Thu Thao said that in practice she often reached 6m50, but when competing at the SEA Games, her excitement caused her to be counterproductive, achieving not the best results.

Diep Chi

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