|Vietnam women's football team wins a goal medal after defeating Thailand. (Photo: VNA)
December 8 became the most successful day of the Vietnamese sports delegation since the biggest regional sport event opened. Vietnamese athletes won 20 gold medals, especially the golds of the women’s football team, track-and-field athletes and swimmers.
Of the gold medals, seven went to track-and-field athletes, three to swimmers, while the 10 remaining gold medals were carried off by archery, Karate, billards, fencing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo teams.
By 9:45pm of December 8, Vietnam had bagged 66 golds, 59 silvers and 78 bronzes, ranking second in the medal tally.
The host Philippines still ranked first with 111 gold, 86 silver and 87 bronze medals.