The Vietnamese sports delegation won five gold and many silver and bronze medals of December 4, the fourth day of the ongoing SEA Games in the Philippines.
Swimmer Anh Vien wins a gold for Vietnam
The five golds were grabbed in swimming, single and parallel bars events.
With 27 gold, 32 silver and 33 bronze medal after four days of competition, Vietnam ranked second behind the host Philippines.
Malaysia ranked third with 21 gold, 12 silver and 22 bronze medals. The fourth place came to Singapore and the fifth to Indonesia, followed by Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Timor Leste.
Swimmer Hoang sets new record in 400-m freestyle
Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang snatches the gold medal in the men’s 400-m freestyle event at the 30th SEA Games on December 4
Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang snatched the gold medal in the men’s 400-m freestyle event at the ongoing 30th SEA Games in the Philippines on December 4, clocking 49.08 seconds and setting a new record for the Games.
In the first 200 metres, Hoang led the race, with Malaysian rival Sim following only inches behind. Before the last 100 metres, the difference was only 0.39 second, but the swimmer from the central province of Quang Binh kept struggling and finished first.
The Vietnamese delegation is now holding the second position in the tally with 24 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze medals. It has set a target of 70 gold medals at the Games./. VNA