​Vietnamese ‘wonder women’ thrive at SEA Games

Vietnam's taekwondo martial artist Ha Thi Nguyen celebrates

Team Vietnam bagged a total of 58 gold medals in the event, two thirds of which were won by female athletes

Vietnam has achieved its target of finishing third at the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which concluded in Malaysia on Wednesday, with female athletes outplaying their male teammates.

Team Vietnam bagged a total of 58 gold medals in the event, two thirds of which were won by women.

The Vietnamese female athletes have shined in multiple sports, from the important Olympic sports such as swimming and track-and-field, to martial arts including wushu, taekwondo, karate-do and pencak silat.

Some of the greatest Vietnamese heroines in the region’s biggest sporting competition were swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, sprinter Le Tu Chinh, and the women’s football team, who clinched their fifth SEA Games title in Malaysia.

Below are some photos of the Vietnamese ‘wonder women’ taken by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Vietnam's wushu athlete Duong Thuy Vi
Vietnam's wushu athlete Duong Thuy Vi
Vietnam's wushu athlete Duong Thuy Vi
Vietnam's wushu athlete Duong Thuy Vi
Vietnam's women taekwondo team
Vietnam's women taekwondo team
Vietnam's woman's 4x100m relay team celebrate
Vietnam's woman's 4x100m relay team celebrate.
Vietnam's pencak silat martial artist Tran Thi Thien
Vietnam's pencak silat martial artist Tran Thi Thien
Vietnam's taekwondo martial artist Ha Thi Nguyen
Vietnam's taekwondo martial artist Ha Thi Nguyen
Vietnam's women's football team
Vietnam's women's football team
Vietnam's taekwondo martial artist Ha Thi Nguyen celebrates
Vietnam's taekwondo martial artist Ha Thi Nguyen celebrates.
Vietnam's swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien
Vietnam's swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien
Vietnam's eight-time gold medalist Nguyen Thi Anh Vien
Vietnam's eight-time gold medalist Nguyen Thi Anh Vien
Vietnam's sprinter Nguyen Thi Oanh celebrates after winning the women 5,000m gold medal.
Vietnam's sprinter Nguyen Thi Oanh celebrates after winning the women's 5,000m gold medal.
Vietnam's hurdler Nguyen Thi Huyen celebrates
Vietnam's hurdler Nguyen Thi Huyen celebrates.
Vietnam's long jumper Bui Thu Thao
Vietnam's long jumper Bui Thu Thao
Vietnam's pencak silat martial artist Pham Thi Tuoi
Vietnam's pencak silat martial artist Pham Thi Tuoi
Vietnam's cyclist Nguyen Thi That
Vietnam's cyclist Nguyen Thi That
Vietnam's hurdler Nguyen Thi Huyen
Vietnam's hurdler Nguyen Thi Huyen
Vietnam's sprinter Le Tu Chinh
Vietnam's sprinter Le Tu Chinh

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