Vietnam's sprinting queen takes another gold

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Vu Thi Huong lived up to her title as Vietnam's "Sprinting Queen" on Wednesday as she took the gold medal in the women's 200m event at the South East Asian Games in Myanmar after winning the 100m gold the day before.

The 26-year-old finished the race in 23.55 seconds while Klomdee Neeranuch took the silver with a time of 24.02 seconds. Huong's 17-year-old compatriot Nguyen Thi Oanh took the bronze, clocking 24.13.

Oanh said Huong's great performance was encouraging for her and she would try to be Huong's successor in the future.

Vietnam won a total six gold medals on Wednesday, bringing its total to 54 so far. The country remains in second place in the medal tally behind Thailand's 73 gold medals.

Host Myanmar is in third with 53 gold medals, followed by Indonesia in fourth with 50 gold medals, Malaysia is in fifth with 30 gold medals, Singapore in sixth with 23 and the Philippines in seventh with 20 gold medals.

Laos and Cambodia are in the eighth and ninth positions with five gold medals each while Brunei and Timor-Leste are at the bottom with one gold medal each.

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