Vietnam win 4 more golds at SEA Games

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Vietnam won four more gold medals in wushu and wrestling at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar Monday.

Nguyen Thi Chinh and Nguyen Thu Hoai won golds in the women's 48kg and 52kg sanshou (combat) event, beating Filipino rivals in the finals.

In traditional wrestling, Doi Dang Tien had a difficult start in the men's 55kg category against a very strong Filipino, Margarito Argana, in the first round. Argana has two gold medals in previous games.

Argana finished the first period leading 4-1, but Tien leveled at 4-4 in the second period and went on to score three more points to win 7-4.

His next two bouts against Indonesian Armanto Suparmanto and Thai Kongsrichai Kritsada were easier as he duly beat them 9-7 and 8-0 to win the gold medal.

Tran Van Tuong had a much easier time in the 66kg. He beat Htun Aung of Myanmar 7-1, Rustang of Indonesia 5-0, and Khemthong of Laos 5-0.

Vietnam have so far won six golds, three silvers, and five bronzes, and are in second place behind hosts Myanmar who have 13 gold medals.

Indonesia are third with four golds while Thailand and Malaysia are in fourth and fifth places with 3 golds apiece. The Philippines have two golds and Laos have one. Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei, and Timor-Leste are yet to win a gold.

 

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