Vietnam bags more gold medals in shooting, Wushu at SEA Games

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Nguyen Quoc Cuong won a gold medal in men's 10m air pistol individual competition at the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore on June 7. Photo: Tan Lam Nguyen Quoc Cuong won a gold medal in men's 10m air pistol individual competition at the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore on June 7. Photo: Tan Lam

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Vietnam’s top shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh broke a Southeast Asia record to win a gold medal in in the men’s 10m air pistol event as Vietnam finished day ten of the South East Asian (SEA) Games in second place Sunday.
The 40-year-old from Hanoi finished with 582 points.
Vinh along with Nguyen Quoc Cuong and Nguyen Hoang Phuong also won gold in the men’s 10m air pistol team competition.
Also Sunday Cuong won a gold medal in men’s 10m air pistol individual on the same day with 197.4 points, followed by Jong Jonathan Guanj of Malaysia and Vinh.
According to Vietnam shooting Coach Nguyen Thi Nhung, Vinh suffered high pressure of protecting his champion title, leading to the unexpected result.
Meanwhile, Cuong said that Vietnam is looking for more medals in 50m rifle prone competition that will take place on June 11.
Also on Sunday, Duong Thuy Vi secured a gold medal in Wushu with 9.70 points, just 0.02 point ahead of Malaysian Phoon Eyin.
In athletics, Hoang Thanh Nguyen won a bronze medal in men’s marathon with 2h37m10, after Soh Rui Yong Gui of Singapore and Srirung Boonthung of Thailand.
In swimming, Vietnam’s swimming “queen” Nguyen Thi Anh Vien secured two more gold medals and breaking two SEA Games records, including 200m backstroke with 2:14.12 and 20m individual medley with 2:17.47.
Earlier on Saturday, Vien won two gold medals and breaking two SEA Games records in women’s 800m freestyle and women’s 400m individual medley.
By the end of Sunday, Vietnam ranked second with 21 golds, 8 silvers and 20 bronzes, led by host Singapore with 26 golds, 20 silvers and 37 bronzes.
Thailand ranked third with 20 golds, 24 silvers and 19 bronzes.

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