Vietnam's Sprinting Queen victorious at SEA Games

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Vietnamese runner Vu Thi Huong -- dubbed Southeast Asia's Sprinting Queen -- defended her crown by taking the gold medal in the women's 100m race at the 27th South East Asian (SEA) Games 2013 in Myanmar on Tuesday.

Huong won the gold medal in the women's 100m event at three consecutive regional Games in 2005, 2007 and 2009 before failing to win the gold in the SEA Games 2011 due to injuries.

However, she has overcome all kinds of difficulties and pressures to make a great return to the top spot in the region at this year's  contest. She covered the 100m in 11.59 seconds, ahead of Thai competitor Klomdee, who finished the race in 11.85 seconds.

Huong's teammate Do Thi Thao won the gold medal in the women's 800m event and Nguyen Van Lai took the gold medal in the men's 5000m competition.

The Vietnamese sports delegation has won a total 48 gold medals to stand in second spot behind Thailand with 64 gold medals. Indonesia is in third with 45 gold medals and hosts Myanmar is in fourth with 42 gold medals.

Malaysia is in fifth place with 27 gold medals while Singapore is in sixth with 22 gold medals, the Philippines is in seventh with 14 gold medals, Cambodia is in eighth with 5 gold medals and Laos is in ninth with 4 gold medals. Brunei and Timor-Leste are at the bottom with 1 gold medal each.

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