|Weightlifter Trần Minh Trí performs at the SEA Games 32 on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
PHNOM PENH — Weightlifter Trần Minh Trí won the gold medal in the men’s 67kg and also broke the SEA Games record in the clean and jerk category in Cambodia on Sunday.
Trí lifted 306kg in total, 1kg more than Witsanu Chantri of Thailand to bring home the gold medal. The bronze medal went to Mohamad Yasin of Indonesia with 304kg.
In the snatch, Trí successfully lifted 130kg, ranking only fourth but in the clean and jerk, he lifted 176kg to set up a new SEA Games record, breaking the previous record of 173kg.
"I was happy when I won the SEA Games gold medal for the first time in my life. I was so surprised because after finishing the snatch division, I thought I failed,” Trí said.
This is the second gold medal for Vietnamese weightlifters at the games. Lại Gia Thành won gold in the men's 55kg category on Saturday.
Also on Sunday, athletes in aerobics and fencing had impressive performances to win three more gold medals for Việt Nam.
Trần Ngọc Thúy Vi and Lê Hoàng Phong took gold in the mixed doubles in aerobics, while Trần Ngọc Thúy Vi, Lê Hoàng Phong, Vương Hoài Ân, Nguyễn Chế Thanh and Nguyễn Việt Anh took another gold in the five-person team category.
In the final of the women's sabre team event, Phùng Thị Khánh Linh, Phạm Thị Thu Hoài, Bùi Thị Thu Hà and Lê Minh Hằng defeated the Philippines team 45-37 to take the top prize.
Việt Nam now has 94 gold medals and sit top of the medal board, far ahead of Thailand in second place with 80 golds. — VNS