SEA Games 30: Vietnam maintains second place on tally
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Swimmer Anh Vien wins a gold for Vietnam (Photo: VNA)
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.
Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang snatched the gold medal in the men’s 400-m freestyle event 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.