Việt Nam's admiration of winning eight finswimming golds to top the tally is strongly challenged by different teams at the ongoing SEA Games 31 in Hà Nội.
Malaysia hit their target of 36 gold medals at the Games, with the latest coming from the national karate team.
Malaysian shooter Johnathan Guanjie Wong edged out Vietnamese Trần Quốc Cường in a tension competition to win gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol at the SEA Games 31 on May 19.
Vietnamese cyclist Đinh Thị Như Quỳnh defended her gold medal in the women’s mountain bike cross-country Olympic category on May 16.
Phạm Thanh Bảo looked up at the electric board above the pool the moment he touched the wall at the end of the men's 100m breaststroke, before slapping the water in delight.
Vietnamese athletes won three more gold medals yesterday morning with Phạm Tiến Sản making history with his title in the men's duathlon event.