Vietnam ups SEA Games tally with three gold medals

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Vietnamese athletes took three more gold medals at the 27th South East Asian (SEA) Games 2013 in Myanmar on Tuesday to raise their total gold tally to nine.

After  emale wushu martial artists had won four gold medals in previous days, Pham Quoc Khanh earned the fifth  for Vietnam's wushu team by winning the men's Taolu Nangun event with 9.70 points.

Vietnamese wrestlers earned another two gold medals, with Pham Thi Hue winning the women's 55kg free style category after beating Myanmar's Aye Aye 8-0 in the final match.

Hue's teammate Pham Thi Loan won gold in the women's 59kg free style category after beating the host's Kyu Kyu Thein 8-0 in the final match.

In other action, Vietnam's Under-23 men's football team lost 1-0 to Singapore in their second match in Group B on Tuesday.

Despite a 7-0 win over Brunei on Sunday, the Tuesday loss was disappointing for the Vietnamese football fans.

As of Tuesday, Vietnam was in second position behind hosts Myanmar with 17 gold medals.

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