16:57 | 15/06/2015 Society
Vietnam secured 72 gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 28) by 4:30pm (Vietnam time) of June 14, surpassing its set goal of 70 gold medals.
On June 14, Vietnamese athletes clinched three in Pencak Silat with the first one going to Diep Ngoc Vu Minh after he defeated an Indonesian rival in the men’s tanding class A (45-55kg).
Meanwhile, Hoang Thi Loan triumphed in the women’s tanding class C (55-60kg), beating Indonesia to get the third gold.
In rowing, Nguyen Van Linh was the first to cross the finishing line in the men’s lightweight single (1,000m) within 3 minutes and 33.13 seconds.
His female counterparts Ta Thanh Huyen and Pham Thi Thao pocketed another gold medal in the lightweight double when they finished 1,000 metres in 3 minutes and 36.94 seconds.
Le Thi An and Pham Thi Hue contributed another gold to Vietnam’s tally after racing in the women’s pair (1,000m) in 3 minutes and 41.72 seconds.
The fourth gold in rowing was in the women’s lightweight four (1,000m) category with the result of 3 minutes and 22.70 seconds.
Also on June 14, archer Nguyen Tien Cuong won a gold medal in the men’s inpidual compound.
At 4:30pm, Vietnam continued ranking at the third place in the Games’ standing with 72 gold, 48 silver, and 56 bronze medals, following Thailand and host Singapore./.
Source VOV News