Gymnasts, track stars aim for gold

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Gymnasts, track stars aim for gold

VietNamNet Bridge – Gymnasts Phan Thi Ha Thanh and Do Thi Ngan Thuong won three gold medals in the women's individual events at the SEA Games yesterday, Nov 15.

VietNamNet Bridge – Gymnasts Phan Thi Ha Thanh and Do Thi Ngan Thuong won three gold medals in the women's individual events at the SEA Games yesterday, Nov 15.

Her time: Runner Truong Thanh Hang celebrates her win in the women's 800m race at the Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia yesterday. She clocked in 2:02:65. (Photo: VNS)

Their golds helped Viet Nam clinch a total of 44 gold, 39 silver and 48 bronze medals after the fifth day of competition.

Thanh, 20, who won a bronze medal at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo, Japan last month, succeed in the women's individual vault yesterday, while her teammate Thuong doubled the gold on the uneven bars and balance beam.

In men's floor gymnastics, Nguyen Hoang Cuong outclassed tough rivals to win gold, while Pham Phuoc Hung also had a perfect performance to add another gold medal in the men's ring competition yesterday.

Vietnamese gymnasts Nguyen Ha Thanh and Nguyen Tuan Dat also won the men's high bar and vault, respectively.

On the women's 800m track, Truong Thanh Hang, who won the women's 1,500 title on Sunday, clocked in 2min and 2.65sec to finish first, while Duong Van Thai won the men's race with a time in 1min 49.42sec.

Dao Xuan Cuong took the men's 400m hurdles race with a time in 51.45sec, beating Thailand's Narongdech Janjai, who came in second with a time of 51.60sec.

SEA Games Medal Tally

Gold Silver Bronze

1. Indonesia 71 58 53

2 .Thailand 45 32 53

3 .Viet Nam 44 39 48

4 .Singapore 23 23 40

5 .Malaysia 22 21 34

6 .Philippines 13 20 26

7 .Laos 4 3 18

8. Cambodia 2 7 9

9 .Myanmar 0 9 15

10 .Brunei 0 1 3

11.East Timor 0 0 1

(Last update at 22.30pm Viet Nam time)

Viet Nam's Ha Thi Nguyen claimed a gold medal by winning the final of the women's taekwondo under-73kg category at the SEA Games in Indonesia yesterday.

Nguyen, who won a silver medal at the previous Games in Laos, defeated Sorn Davin of Cambodia 3-2 for the title. It was the only gold for the taekwondo team on their last day of competition.

Nguyen's gold was also Viet Nam's 29th, five days into the Games.

Earlier, fencer Nguyen Thi Tuoi was successful in the women's foil event beating fellow countrywoman Le Thi Bich in the final.

Vu Thanh An added a silver for the fencing team, losing 14-15 to a Fillipino in the men's sabre final.

Meanwhile marksman Tran Quoc Cuong added a gold in the men's 50m free pistol event. Cuong left his rivals far behind with a total of 650.7 points. It was Cuong's second medal in Indonesia. The Hai Duong-born shooter had won a bronze in the men's 10m air rifle.

Teammate Hoang Xuan Vinh came in second with 640.9 points.

Elsewhere, the wrestling team had a good day, pocketing two more golds after Tran Thi Dieu Linh and Tran Van Duc triumphed in the women's under-55kg category freestyle and men's under-120kg Greco-Roman event, respectively.

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