Vietnamese athletes won a total of nine gold, seven silver and five bronze medals on May 7 – the second official competition day of the ongoing 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia.
|Women’s basketball team win gold medal (Photo: VNA) |
Phnom Penh – Vietnamese athletes won a total of nine gold, seven silver and five bronze medals on May 7 – the second official competition day of the ongoing 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia.
Notably, in the women’s 3x3 basketball, Vietnam beat the Philippines 21-16 to get the regional gold for the first time, putting an end to the prolonged domination of the Philippines and Thailand in this sport.
Meanwhile, Pham Thanh Bao set a record in the men's 100m breaststroke, finishing first with a time of 1min and 0.97sec. His time was a new record of the competition, beating the 1min 1.17sec he set at the last Games in Hanoi.
Also in swimming, the men's relay team came from behind to secure gold for the country in the 4x200m freestyle event, clocking 7 min 18.51 sec.
In jujitsu, Dao Hong Son grabbed the gold in the men's 56kg pool in which rivals competed in a round-robin format. Son had the same points after three wins and one loss with fighters from Singapore and the Philippines but his outstanding performance pushed him to the gold.
As of 9:30pm on May 7, Vietnam ranked fourth in the medal tally, with 15 golds, while host Cambodia topped the table with 29.
| ||SEA Games 32: Vietnam secures more gold in karate, vovinam events |
Karate artists have won two more gold medals for Vietnam at the ongoing 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia.
| ||Vovinam fighter grabs silver at SEA Games 32 |
Vovinam (Vietnamese traditional martial arts) fighter Huynh Khac Nguyen on May 8 pocketed the silver medal in the men's ying-yang sword form event at the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted in Cambodia.