Sprinter Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam celebrates winning in the women’s 100m event at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines today, December 8 – PHOTO: VNA
HCMC – Vietnam today, December 8, grabbed 18 more gold medals on the eighth day of the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines and had one Games record broken to remain third with a medal tally of 64 golds, 58 silvers and 75 bronzes.
The Philippines is still first with 105 golds, 81 silvers and 88 bronzes. Indonesia is second, having secured 65 golds, 61silvers and 77 bronzes. Fourth-place Thailand has 55 golds and fifth-place Singapore gets 43 golds.
Pham Thi Thu Trang marked a successful day for Vietnam by winning a gold in the track and field event. Trang finished first in 52 minutes and 59.45 seconds in the women’s 10km walk.
Le Tu Chinh successfully defended her title at the Games as the sprinter finished first in 11.55 seconds in the women’s 100m event, just 0.01 second ahead of the Philippine runner Kristina Marie Knott, who got the silver.
Nguyen Thi Oanh and Duong Van Thai showed their excellent performance in the medium race events. Oanh finished first with in the women’s 1500m category in 4 minutes and 17.31 seconds while Thai clocked four minutes and 6.63 seconds, getting another gold.
Nguyen Thi Huyen took home the gold in the women’s 400m event, defending her title in the Games in 52.80 seconds, while Quach Thi Lan bagged the bronze in the event.
Earlier in the morning, Pham Thi Hue and Pham Thi Hong Le dominated the women’s 10,000m event to bring home one gold and one silver for the Vietnamese track and field team. Hue came first in 36 minutes and 23.44 seconds and Hong finished second in 36 minutes and 32.24 seconds.
Tran Hung Nguyen,16 years old, set a new Games record in the men’s 400m individual medley event. The swimmer clocked four minutes and 20.65 seconds, clinching the first gold of the day for his swimming team while his teammate Nguyen Huu Kim Son finished third in four minutes and 26.45 seconds.
Nguyen Thi Anh Vien collected her sixth gold medal in the Games after finishing first in the women’s 400m individual medley event in four minutes and 47.85 seconds. Hoang Quy Phuoc just came third in the men’s 100m freestyle event.
Vietnamese archery athletes continued playing well. Dao Thi Loc, Do Thi Anh Nguyet and Nguyen Thi Phuong earned the gold after beating their Myanmar opponents 6-2 in the women’s team recurve event.
Dao Thi Loc and Nguyen Hoang Phi beat Indonesian opponents 5-1 in the final game, securing the gold in the team recurve mixed event. Dao Thi Loc also brought home her third gold in the day, having defeated Myanmar opponent 6-4 in the women’s individual recurve event.
Pham Thi Thu Hien clinched the gold in the women’s 62kg category in the taekwondo event after beating Cambodian opponent in the final game. Bac Thi Khiem also bagged the gold in the women’s 67kg category as she beat Delo Laila of the Philippines 5-3 in the final game.
Nguyen Thanh Duy grabbed the first gold for the karate team in the men’s 60kg kumite category after defeating Indonesian opponent 2-1. Luu Thi Thu Uyen, Le Thi Khanh Ly and Nguyen Thi Phuong beat the Malaysian team in the final, taking home the gold in the women’s team kata category.
Ngo Dinh Nai won the gold in the men’s one-cushion carom event. Nai beat his compatriot Pham Canh Phuc 100-92 the all-Vietnamese in the billiards event. Phuc also received the silver.
In fencing, Nguyen Phuoc Den, Nguyen Tien Nhat and Truong Tran Nhat Minh grasped the gold in the men’s sabre team category after beating opponents from Singapore 45-37. Vietnamese fencing athletes have so far secured four golds, two silvers and three bronzes in the Games.
Athlete Bui Yen Ly bagged the gold in the women’s 54-kg category when she beat Jenelyn Olsim of the Philippines 30-27 in the final game of the muay event. Vo Doan Long just received the silver in the men’s 57kg category after losing 29-28 to Philipp Delarmino of the Philippines.