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Vietnam remains third with 58 golds on penultimate day
Vu Duc
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Vietnam remains third with 58 golds on penultimate day

Vu Duc

Pencak silat athlete Nguyen Van Tri shows off his gold medal after winning the men’s 85kg category in Malaysia on August 29 - PHOTO: TTXVN

HCMC - Vietnam grabbed three more gold medals on the penultimate day of the 29th SEA Games, which wraps up today, in Malaysia, remaining third with a medal tally of 58 golds, 47 silvers and 54 bronzes.

on August 29 alone, Vietnam took a total of three golds, nine silvers and two bronzes.

Host Malaysia remained on top with 129 golds, 84 silvers and 78 bronzes while Thailand came in second, bagging 62 golds, 81 silvers and 85 bronzes. Singapore and Indonesia were fourth and fifth with 55 and 36 golds respectively.

Pham Thi Tuoi opened an unsuccessful day for the Vietnamese sport delegation with a gold medal in the pencak silat event. Tuoi defeated Zyazwani from Singapore 5-0 in the final game of the women’s 55kg category.

Nguyen Duy Tien and Nguyen Van Tri took home two more golds for Vietnam’s pencak silat team in the men’s 80kg and 90kg categories respectively. Tien overcame Mihammad Alfian from Singapore 5-0 to clinch the gold while Tri brought home another gold after beating Muhammad Shakir from Singapore 5-0 in the final.

Though competing in nine final games, however, the pencak silat athletes just gained three victories. The silver medalists were Nguyen Dinh Tuan in the men’s 55kg, Tran Thi Them in the women’s 55kg, Nguyen Thai Linh in the men’s 60kg, Pham Tuan Anh in the men’s 70kg, Tran Dinh Nam in the men’s 75kg and Le Sy Kien in the men’s 85kg categories.

Later in the day, pencak silat athletes Nguyen Thi Huyen, Nguyen Thi Thuy and Nguyen Thi Thu Ha clinched the silver in the women’s regu team event as they collected 462 points, just four points behind gold medalist from Thailand.

Weightlifter Nguyen Hong Ngoc took home the silver in the men’s 77kg category as he lifted a total of 307 kilograms, 18 kilograms behind gold medalist I Ketut Ariana of Indonesia.

Earlier, Ngoc’s teammate Pham Tuan Anh brought home the bronze when he lifted a total of 306 kilograms in the men’s 69kg category. The gold went to Deni of Indonesia with 312 kilograms and the silver belonged to Trirat Boonsuk of Thailand with 310 kilograms.

So far, the weightlifting team has clinched two golds, two silvers and three bronzes, surpassing their original target. The pre-Games target was just one gold medal.

Vu Van Duy and Ngo Phuong Mai surprisingly netted the bronze in yesterday’s competition in the diving event. The pair finished third with 234.45 points in the mixed 3m synchro springboard, behind Malaysian pair  Jasmine Lai Pui Yee and Muhammad Syafiq Bin Puteh, who scored 284.94 points, and Singaporean pair Ashlee Tan Xi Xuan and Joshua James Chong, who collected 243.84 points.

Taekwondo athlete Nguyen Van Duy won the silver gold for the Vietnamese sporting delegation on August 29 as he was defeated 26-12 by Ibrahim Zarman from Indonesia in the men’s 63kg category.

Medals Standings

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. Malaysia 129 84 78 291
2. Thailand 62 81 85 228
3. Vietnam 58 47 54 159
4. Singapore 55 49 71 175
5. Indonesia 36 62 78 176
6. Philippines 24 30 61 115
7. Myanmar 7 9 19 35
8. Laos 2 5 16 21
9. Cambodia 1 1 10 12
10. Brunei 0 4 8 12
11. Timor Leste 0 0 1 1



Photo: TTXVN

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