Vietnam wraps up SEA Games 2017 with 58 gold medals

Wednesday, 2017-08-30 16:33:22
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Weightlifter Hoang Tuan Tai secures the last medal for Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur.
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NDO – Vietnam officially concluded their campaign at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 29, settling for third place overall with a collection of 58 gold, 50 silver and 60 bronze medals.

>>> SEA Games 29: Vietnam at 3rd place on August 29

On the last day of competition, weightlifter Hoang Tuan Tai brought home the final medal for Vietnam after taking bronze in the men’s 185kg category with a total lift of 322kg, one kilogram fewer than the Malaysian silver medalist and 15kg behind the gold medal winner from Thailand.

Tai’s bronze also marked the conclusion of the Vietnamese athletes’ mission at the Games. With 58 titles won, the national sporting delegation have reached their target of securing 49-59 gold medals and defending a top-three finish in the overall medal count.

The Singaporean athletes failed in all of their four final matches on Wednesday, thereby completing their SEA Games 2017 competition in fourth-place, with just one gold medal fewer than Vietnam’s tally.

Thailand won an additional title in the men’s 1,000m skating event this morning to successfully defend second place with 72 gold medals.

Hosts Malaysia topped the overall medal table, winning a total of 145 gold, 92 silver and 86 bronze medals.

The closing ceremony of the 29th SEA Games is scheduled to take place at around 8.30pm (Vietnamese time) today.

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