SEA Games 29: weightlifter Vinh wins gold, breaks 2 records
(VNF) - Weightlifter Trinh Van Vinh earned a gold medal in the men 62kg event at the ongoing SEA Games 29 after lifting 307kg in total, breaking the record of 304 kg set at the previous games.
Weightlifter Trinh Van Vinh wins the gold medal in in the men 62kg event and also breaks two SEA Games records on August 28th. (Screenshot capture)
Vinh’s performance also helped him break another SEA Games record in the snatch lift category with a lift of 172 kg, compared to the previous record of 167 kg by Indonesian athlete Eko Yuki Irawan.
Eko Yuki Irawan was a strong rival, who came second in the event with a total lift of 306kg.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese top badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh, world No. 62, was defeated 21-11, 21-16 by SEA Games No. 1 seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia, world No. 22, in their match.
Weightlifter Trinh Van Vinh. (Photo: tuoitre.vn)
A bit of regret came from the silver medal by Taekwondo artist Truong Thi Kim Tuyen in the women’s under-46kg category as she lost to Thailand’s Khantikulanon in the final seconds of their game. Meanwhile, Vo Quoc Hung clearly demonstrates a lack of experience against Thai opponent Ramnarong Sawekwiharee in the men’s final under 54kg category.
Vietnam earned one more silver medal in women’s rhythmic gymnastics mixed apparatus (two ropes and three balls) thanks to the team of Le Viet Trinh, Nguyen Hong Nhung, Pham Nguyen Van Nhi, Trinh Huong Giang and Truong Mai Nhat Linh. The silver was a surprise in the team’s first competition at the SEA Games.
Vietnamese top badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh.
Wrapping up competition on Monday, Vietnam won a total of 55 golds, 41 silvers and 51 bronzes, ranking third on the 29th SEA Games medal tally. Thailand rank second with five more golds than Vietnam, while hosts Malaysia continues to take the lead with 109 golds.
In the remaining two days of SEA Games 29, Vietnam hopes to win 6-8 gold medals in Taekwondo, Pencak Silat and Muay.
The Pencak Silat team is expected to be the "gold mine" for Vietnam today. On Monday afternoon, the team won nine consecutive semi-finals to win nine tickets to the finals which will be played today./.