Vietnam claims seventh gold medal in Kuala Lumpur

Fencer Vu Thanh An beat Thai competitor Srinualnad, with a score of 15-6 in the men’s sabre final on the afternoon of August 21st, bringing home the seventh gold medal for Vietnam at the ongoing 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(VNF) - Fencer Vu Thanh An beat Thai competitor Srinualnad, with a score of 15-6 in the men’s sabre final on the afternoon of August 21st, bringing home the seventh gold medal for Vietnam at the ongoing 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Vietnam claims seventh gold medal in Kuala Lumpur

Vietnamese fencer Vu Thanh An successfully defends his sabre title at the SEA Games.

An overwhelmed his opponent throughout the whole match, leading 8-3 and 13-6, before finishing victorious and successfully defending the title that he won in Singapore two years ago.

“As the flag bearer for the Vietnam sport delegation, I would not be deserving of that honour if I were to miss out on gold. This victory has helped to lift the pressure off me,” An stated, whilst being questioned on his newly obtained achievement.

In addition to An’s success, the fencing team also added a bronze to Vietnam’s medal tally, with Xuan Loi failing to advance through the men’s sabre semifinals.

Wushu artist Quoc Khanh had to settle for a silver medal after scoring 9.66 points in both the men’s nandao and nangun events, behind the Myanmar gold medalist, who scored 9.67 points in each contest.

Earlier in the morning, Duong Thuy Vi and Nguyen Thi That brought home the fifth and sixth gold medals for Vietnam in the women’s qiangshu event (wushu) and the women’s criterium category (cycling), respectively.

Vietnam claims seventh gold medal in Kuala Lumpur

Thuy Vi convinces referees with an eye-catching performance. (Source: khampha.vn)

The Hanoi-born martial fighter, Thuy Vi, convinced referees with an eye-catching performance in the women’s qiangshu event, which featured impressive and difficult maneuvers, and was therfore given a mark of 9.67 points.

It was Thuy Vi’s second consecutive inpidual gold medal at this year’s SEA Games, following her jianshu title claimed on August 20th.

Concerning the women’s daoshu event, Hoang Thi Phuong Giang missed out on another medal for Vietnam, finishing fifth with 9.37 points, 0.27 point compared to the Singaporean bronze medalist and 0.3 point behind the Indonesian gold medal winner.

Nguyen Thi That secured Vietnam’s second gold of the day as she won the women’s criterium category (seven laps totally measuring 35km), clocking a time of 1:02:09.

As of 5pm today, Vietnam has won a total of seven gold, four silver and five bronze medals./.

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