|Vietnamese wushu martial artist Pham Quoc Khanh
The 29-year-old wushu artist scored 9.65 points, enough to bring home a gold medal for the Vietnam team. Earlier in the competition, he had also won a bronze medal in the men’s nanquan taolu category.
The victory represents the first gold medal won by the nation’s wushu martial arts team during this year's SEA Games following two days of bagging silver and bronze medals.
Following Khanh’s victory, Vu Thanh An also clinched a gold medal in the fencing event after enjoying a victory over Philippine rival Christian in the final round with a score of 15-13. This success was quickly met with another gold medal, as weightlifter Pham Thi Hong Thanh secured a win in the women’s 64kg category.
The gold medals added to the country’s medal haul during the third day of the competition has helped the Vietnamese sporting delegation earn a total of 23 gold medals and maintain the second spot in the medal tally at the SEA Games 30.