Vietnam takes 17 golds after two days at SEA Games

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With 11 gold medals on Sunday, Vietnam has won a total of 17 gold medals after two days at the 26th South East Asian Games in Indonesia.

Twenty-one-year-old Nguyen Thanh Phuc won the first gold on the second day after finishing first in the women's 20km walk, clocking one hour 43 minutes 22 seconds.

Phuc's younger brother, Nguyen Thanh Ngung, took the bronze medal in the men's 20km walk after covering the distance in one hour 35 minutes 48 seconds.

Nguyen Thanh Quang won gold medal in the K1 men's singles 200 m canoeing event while Vu Thanh Hung won the gold medal in the men's 50m rifle 60 bullet event with a total of 696.7 points.

Ha Minh Thanh grabbed the gold medal in the men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol event with 29 points.

Le Bich Phuong, Asian karatedo champ in the women's 55kg event, hammered host Indonesian player Puspitasari Dyah 4-0 in the final match to win the gold medal.

Female fencer Nguyen Le Dung won the gold medal in the women's singles saber contest while Dinh Thi Nhu Quynh snatched the gold medal in the women's field cycling event.

Swimmer Hoang Quy Phuoc won the gold medal in the men's 100m butterfly event while female high jumper Duong Thi Viet Anh took the gold medal at 1m90 and Viet Anh's teammate Pham Thi Diem won the silver medal at 1m87.

Medium distance runner Truong Thanh Hang won gold in the women's 1,500m event, clocking 4 minutes 15.75 seconds while her teammate Do Thi Thao took the silver, finishing the distance in 4 minutes 18.94 seconds.

Vu Van Huyen earned the gold medal in the men's decathlon event with a total 7,223 points, ahead of second-placed teammate Nguyen Van Hue who won the silver medal with a total 6,839 points.

After two days, Vietnam has won 17 gold, 19 silver and 20 bronze medals to climb one position to third behind top-placed hosts Indonesia and second-placed Thailand.

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