SEA Games 29: One more gold medal in pencak silat

Nguyen Duy Tuyen bagged one more gold medal in pencak silat for Vietnam on August 29th at the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia.

(VNF) - Nguyen Duy Tuyen bagged one more gold medal in pencak silat for Vietnam on August 29th at the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia.

SEA Games 29: One more gold medal in pencak silat

Vietnam's pencak silat artist Nguyen Duy Tuyen wins a gold medal in the tanding (combat) match of the men’s 75-80kg event at the ongoing 29th SEA Games. (Photo: VNA)

Tuyen defeated Nur Alfian Juma’en of Singapore 5-0 in the tanding (combat) match of the men’s 75-80kg event.

Shortly before Tuyen’s victory, Le Si Kien earned a silver medal in the tanding men’s 85kg, losing to Robial Sobri of host Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Tran Dinh Nam and Pham Tuan Anh also pocketed silver medals in the tanding men’s 75kg and 70kg, respectively, both suffering defeat at the hand of the host country’s pencak silat artists.

Nguyen Thai Linh, the world’s champion in tanding men’s 60kg, failed to defend his first position and brought home only silver.

SEA Games 29: One more gold medal in pencak silat

Pham Thi Tuoi celebrates after taking the 45-50kg gold medal. (Photo: NDO)

Pencak silat martial artist Pham Thi Tuoi earned Vietnam’s first gold medal on August 29th. She triumphed over Zyawani of Singapore 5-0 in their tanding (combat) match of the women’s 50kg event.

Her teammates Nguyen Dinh Tuan and Tran Thi Them each added a silver medal to Vietnam stock on the day. Tuan was beaten by Malaysian athlete Faizul Nasir in the tanding men’s 55kg, while Them lost 4-1 to Wewey Wita of Indonesia in the tanding women’s 55kg.

Meanwhile, pers Vu Anh Duy and Ngo Phuong Mai completed the mixed synchronised 3m springboard event with 234.45 points, winning a bronze medal.

The same day, weightlifter Pham Tuan Anh earned a bronze medal in the men 69kg after lifting 306kg in total.

Indonesian weightlifter Deni won the gold with a lift of total 312kg while Tritat Boonsuk of Thailand took the silver medal with a 310kg-lift.

As of 16.30pm today, Vietnam still stood firmly in third place on the medal table with 58 gold medals, behind Malaysia with 128 golds and Thailand with 62 golds./.

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