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The 28th SEA Games
An Outstanding Success for Vietnam

The Vietnamese delegation of athletes successfully competed in the recent 28th SEA Games in Singapore and had phenomenal achievements, especially in olympic sports such as swimming, track and field  and gymnastics.
Vietnam won a total of 73 gold, 53 silver and 60 bronze medals and ranked third after Thailand and the host country of Singapore, respectively, in the medal tally.

Of the 73 gold medals that Vietnamese athletes won, female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received eight, with one silver and one bronze, and broke eight SEA Games records. She won the most gold medals for the Vietnamese and ranked second only to Singapore’s Joseph Schooling.


Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien wins a gold medal in women’s 200m-butterfly event. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA


Athlete Do Thi Thao (no. 333) wins a gold medal in 1500m running event. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA


Athlete Do Thi Thao rejoices in winning  the women’s 1500m running event. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA


Athlete Nguyen Thi Huyen wins a gold medal in women’s 400m hurdles event in total time of 56,15 seconds
and breaks a SEA Games record. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA



Athlete Nguyen Van Lai (no. 325) wins a gold medal in men’s 5000m running event. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA


Gymnast Phan Thi Ha Thanh wins a gold medal in Women’s all-around event. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA


Athlete Tran Thi Len (right) wins a gold medal in women’s individual epee event. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA


Vietnamese fans at the 28th SEA Games. Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA

Besides Anh Vien, Dinh Phuong Thanh shone in gymnastics when he got four gold medals in the horizontal bar, parallel bars, all-around and team events.

Phan Thi Ha Thanh demonstrated her great competence despite being injured a few days before the SEA Games opened. She got three gold medals in all-around, balance beam and vaulting events and one bronze medal in floor exercises. The gymnastic team brought home a total of nine gold medals.

Athletes in fencing and rowing unexpectedly won eight gold medals in each sport, showing considerable improvement from the last SEA Games and brought great pride to the Vietnamese.

Track and field continued to be Vietnam’s strength with 11 gold, 15 silver and eight bronze medals as well as breaking seven SEA Games records.

In the martial arts, Vietnam won two gold medals in Judo and three gold medals in pencak silat.  Taekwondo proved to be another one of Vietnam’s strengths with five gold medals collected, the most in the martial arts.

By VNA/VNP