SEA Games updates: Vietnam clinch 11 golds

Vietnam have secured 11 gold medals by 4 pm Sunday the ongoing Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia to rank third on the rally table.

At 1 pm, Vu Thanh Hung achieved the first gold for Vietnam in shooting. His medal came from the men’s 50-meter riffle category. His teammate Ha Minh Thanh then secured another gold in the men’s 25-meter pistol rapid shooting.

After that, Vietnamese women Nguyen Le Dung clinched a gold medal in fencing.

The Vietnamese contingent won two golds on the Sunday morning from canoeing and athletics. Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuc was the fastest in the women’s 20-kilometer walking.

Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuc celebrates her gold medal after winning the women’s 20-kilometer walking in SEA Games on November 13, 2011 (Photo: Quang Nhut)

Meanwhile, Nguyen Thanh Quang bagged a gold medal in the men’s single 200-meter kayak category.

By 4 pm Sunday, Vietnam also won 9 silvers and 15 bronzes.

Vietnam earned six golds on November 12, a day after the opening ceremony.

By Huynh Nam, translated by Tuong Vy

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