Vietnam up to second in medal tally at SEA Games following 98th gold

VOV.VN - The sporting delegation representing that nation secured their 98th gold medal in the beach handball event during the final day of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019 in the Philippines on December 11.

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The Vietnamese beach handball team

The Vietnamese beach handball team inflicted a 2-0 (19-16, 20-10) win over their Indonesian rivals, securing the nation’s 98th gold medal of the event.

The victory represents the final gold medal of the Vietnamese sporting delegation at this year’s SEA Games.

As a result, Vietnam finish the competition ranked second in the medal tally with 98 gold, 85 silver, and 105 bronze medals.

Following a successful campaign, the nation finishes on six more gold medals than Thailand in third position. As the event’s host nation, the Philippines top the list with a haul of 149 gold medals.

The quantity of wins enjoyed by the country’s athletes has surpassed expectations. Going into the SEA Games 30, the Vietnamese sporting delegation had set a target of 65 gold medals and being named among the Top 3 in the final medal tally.

According to the event organisers, swimmers Nguyen Thi Anh Vien of Vietnam and Zheng Wen of Singapore were the top athletes of this year’s competition following each competitor winning six gold and two silver medals each.

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