Hanoi (VNA), April 19 -- Vietnamese canoeist Diep Thi Huong won a gold medal in the women's 500m category at the Asian Canoe Sprint Championships 2024, the Vietnam Canoeing , Rowing and Sailing Federation said on April 19.

Taking place in Japan from April 18 to 21, the tournament is also a continental qualifier for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

On April 19 morning, Diep Thi Huong competed with seven strongest Asian paddlers from Taiwan (China), Thailand, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.

The 23-year-old athlete of Vietnam excellently came first in 2 minutes and 18.178 seconds, followed by Kisseleva Ulyana of Kazakhstan with 2 minutes and 26.645 second.

The Vietnamese team consists of four athlete...