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Vietnam bags second gold at SEA Games
  • | VOV | December 09, 2013 09:01 AM

Wushu athlete Hoang Thi Phuong Giang on December 8 clinched another gold medal for Vietnam at the ongoing 27th SEA Games in Myanmar.

Giang outperformed all of her rivals in the women’s Changquan, scoring 9.68 points and took the medal.

Wushu artist Phuong Giang

In the men’s Nanquan, Vietnamese athlete Pham Quoc Khanh failed to enter the top three, after earning 9.66 points, or 0.01 point less than the bronze medalist. The top three were WaiPhyoAun of the host country (9.70 points), MunHua Ho of Malaysia (9.68 points), and Myanmar’s SoeKyaw (9.67 points).

Khanh’s teammates - Tran Xuan Hiep and Nguyen Manh Quyen – were unsuccessful in the fiercely competitive Gunshu for men.

By 11am on December 8, Myanmar topped the medal tally with 8 gold, followed by Thailand and Vietnam, with each winning two gold medals.

Competition schedule of Vietnamese athletes on December 8:

- Wushu
15.30 – 18.00: Semi-finals of Wushu’sSanshou event

+ Women’s 48kg category: Nguyen ThiChinhvsFriskaRiaWibowo

+ Women’s 52kg category: Nguyen Thu Hoaivs Su HlaingOo (Myanmar)

+ Men’s 48kg category: To Van Bauvs Jessie Aligaga (the Philippines)

+ Women’s 56kg category: Hoang Van Cao vs Tom Suepsangat (Thailand)

- Boxing

14.00: Boxing qualifying round

- Male football

Group A: 

16.30: Vietnam squad vs Brunei

19.15: Singapore vs Lao

The 27th SEA Games medal tally on December 8 morning:

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