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Vietnam’s track-and-field team bags five golds as swimmer Anh Vien claims fifth SEA Games victory

Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:22 GMT+7

Vietnam’s track-and-field team claimed three gold medals while star swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Viem claimed her fifth trophy on Day 5 of the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia on Thursday.

Team Vietnam added a total of nine gold to their medal count during the fifth day of official competition, cementing a hold on the second place spot on the table with 37 gold.

The day started off with sprinters Nguyen Thi Oanh and Duong Van Thai placing first in their events while the men’s and women’s karate-do teams also bagged gold.

Anh Vien touches the wall first in the women's 200m individual medley event.
Anh Vien touches the wall first in the women's 200m individual medley event.

Later that day, in evening competition, long jumper Bui Van Dong, high jumper Duong Thi Viet Anh, and sprinter Nguyen Thi Huyen each placed first in their respective events, earning a golden ‘hat-trick’ for the Vietnamese track-and-field team.

The other two gold medals were won by Anh Vien, who championed the women’s 200m individual medley and 800m freestyle events on Thursday, brining her personal collection to five gold at the Games.

The women’s football team wrapped up the wonderful competition day, albeit marred by the elimination of the men’s football team, by trouncing Malaysia 6-0 to win gold.

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