​Looking back on Team Vietnam’s best moments at SEA Games

Vietnam's karate-do martial artist Minh Phung celebrates.

Some of the best moments of the Vietnamese athletes, as well as moments they wish to forget, at the 2017 SEA Games

Vietnam has quite a successful journey at the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which concluded in Malaysia on Wednesday, highlighted by the extraordinary performance of the track-and-field team, yet marred by failures from many title hopefuls.

Team Vietnam bagged a total of 58 gold medals in the event, meeting its target of finishing third in the region’s biggest sporting competition.

The track-and-field team secured 17 gold medals in total, followed by the swimming squad, 10 golds.

“The Vietnamese track-and-field athletes have had many emotional performances at the event,” Team Vietnam leader Tran Duc Phan said at a press conference on Thursday.

However, there are some disappointments, such as the men’s football team failing again in their bid to win their first-ever SEA Games title, or Olympic gold medalist Hoang Xuan Vinh leaving the event with no gold in shooting.

Below are some of the best moments of the Vietnamese athletes, as well as moments they wish to forget, at the 2017 SEA Games.

Vietnam's wushu martial artist Pham Thuy Linh
Vietnam's wushu martial artist Pham Thuy Linh
Vietnam's karate-do martial artist Minh Phung celebrates.
Vietnam's karate-do martial artist Minh Phung celebrates.
Vietnam's gymnast Dinh Phuong Thanh
Vietnam's gymnast Dinh Phuong Thanh
Vietnam's fencer Nguyen Tien Nhat (R) consoles his Thai rival after beating him.
Vietnam's fencer Nguyen Tien Nhat (R) consoles his Thai rival after beating him.
Vietnam's 15-year-old swimmer Pham Kim Son
Vietnam's 15-year-old swimmer Pham Kim Son
Anh Vien competes at the women's 200m individual medley event.
Anh Vien competes in the women's 200m individual medley event.
Vietnam's sprinter Le Tu Chinh (617)
Vietnam's sprinter Le Tu Chinh (617)
Vietnam's sprinter Quach Cong Lich
Vietnam's sprinter Quach Cong Lich
Vietnam sprinters Nguyen Thi Oanh and Pham Thi Hue celebrate after winning their women's 5,000m gold and silver medals.
Vietnam sprinters Nguyen Thi Oanh and Pham Thi Hue celebrate after winning their women's 5,000m gold and silver medals.
Vietnam's taekwondo martial artist Pham Thi Thu Hien (R)
Vietnam's taekwondo martial artist Pham Thi Thu Hien (R)
Vietnam's karate-do martial artist Cam Lanh
Vietnam's karate-do martial artist Cam Lanh
Vietnam's Nguyen Anh Tu celebrates after winning the historic table tennis men team gold medal.
Vietnam's Nguyen Anh Tu celebrates after winning the historic table tennis men team gold medal.
Vietnam's hurdler Yen Hoa (R)
Vietnam's hurdler Yen Hoa (R)
Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Muon celebrates after scoring.
Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Muon celebrates after scoring.
Vietnam's shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh looks deject after his failure.
Vietnam's shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh looks sad after his failure.
Vietnam's Cong Phuong looks deject after his failed penalty.
Vietnam's Cong Phuong feels disappointed after his failed penalty.

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