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Weightlifter Trinh Van Vinh breaks SEA Games record
Vu Duc
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Weightlifter Trinh Van Vinh breaks SEA Games record

Vu Duc

Thach Kim Tuan plays in the men’s 56kg category of the weightlifting event in Malaysia on August 28 - PHOTO: TTXVN

HCMC – Trinh Van Vinh has broken a SEA Games record in the men’s weightlifting event as Vietnam grabbed two more gold medals on day nine of the ongoing 29th SEA Games in Malaysia, ranking third with a medal tally of 55 golds, 39 silvers, and 50 bronzes.

Hosts Malaysia consolidated top spot with 101golds, 69 silvers and 66 bronzes with Thailand second on 56 golds, 71 silvers and 72 bronzes. Fourth-placed Singapore has 48 golds.

It was a nice surprise as Trinh Van Vinh took home a gold medal in the men’s 62kg category. Vinh set a new record as he lifted a total of 307 kilograms, surpassing old record just one kilogram.

The record holder overcame silver medalist Eko Yuli Iravan from Indonesia, who lifted a total of 306 kilograms while the bronze belonged to Myint Kyi from Myanmar with 284 kilograms.

Earlier, Thach Kim Tuan secured the first gold of the day for the Vietnamese sport delegation on August 28 in the men’s weightlifting event. Tuan defeated Surahmat of Indonesia by two kilograms to defending his crown in the SEA Games.

The defending champion dominated in the men’s 56kg category as he lifted a total of 269 kilograms, the bronze medal went to Witoon Mingmoon from Thailand with a lift of 259 kilograms. 

The biggest disappointment for Vietnam was in Muay Thai event on August 28 when defending champion Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat was defeated 30-27 by Pattana from Thailand in the men’s 57kg category.

In the badminton event, the nation’s top player Nguyen Tien Minh was defeated by Jonathan, who is ranked first in Indonesia 21-11, 21-16 in the quarter-finals, just taking the bronze.

In taekwondo event, Truong Thi Kim Tuyen just won silver after losing 18-13 to Thai opponent in the women’s 46kg category. Later, Vo Quoc Hung also clinched the silver in the men’s 54kg category after losing 18-6 to Ramnarong Sawekwiharee from Thailand in the final.

Later in the day, Le Si Kien qualified for the pencak silat final game when he knocked out Surasak Deklee from Thailand in the men’s 85kg category, the final game will take place today.

 Medals Standings

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. Malaysia 101 69 66 236
2. Thailand 56 71 71 199
3. Vietnam 55 39 50 144
4. Singapore 48 42 58 148
5. Indonesia 31 52 60 143
6. Philippines 23 28 55 106
7. Myanmar 7 9 17 33
8. Laos 3 3 12 18
9. Cambodia 1 1 10 12
10. Brunei 0 4 7 11
11. Timor Leste 0 0 0 0


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