Vietnam holds second place at SEA Games with 6 more wins

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The Vietnamese team has held onto second place at the 27th South East Asian Games in Myanmar with a total 22 gold medals after winning 6 on Friday.

Two of the six gold medals came from women's karatedo events, another two gold medals were taken by wrestlers, one gold came from a shooting event, and one was from the weightlifting competition.

The most exciting of all was the weightlifting contest where 19-year-old lifter Thach Kim Tuan won the gold medal in the men's 56kg category and broke two SEA Games records.

He lifted 129kg in the snatch category, breaking the old record of 128kg set by compatriot Hoang Anh Tuan at the 25th SEA Games 2009 in Laos; and went on to lift 156kg in the clean and jerk category.

Kim Tuan's total of 285kg broke the record of 284kg set by Indonesian lifter Eko Yuli Ivawan at the 24th SEA Games 2007 in Thailand.

Myanmar is still on top of the medal tally with 26 gold medals while Indonesia and Thailand are in third and fourth spots with 21 gold medals each. Timor-Leste has yet to win a single medal.

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