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Olympic silver medal weightlifter honoured

Olympian weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan has been presented with the Labour Order, Second Class, for his contributions to sport after winning silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the men’s 56kg category.
Tuan was presented with the State award at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 29 to honour the best sportspeople and disabled athletes of the year.

Tuan’s 290kg lift won Vietnam’s only medal at the Games and he was then selected Vietnam’s 2008 athlete of the year.

The 24-year-old weightlifter also received a cash-prize of VND100 million at the ceremony, awarded by the Dong Luc Group for his silver medal.

Twenty-five athletes and coaches received the Labour Order, Third Class, for their contributions to sports over the last year.

Among them were Olympian weightlifter Nguyen Thi Thiet.(VNS/VOVNews)