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Vietnam tops pencak silat medal table

HANOI (VNA) – Vietnam’s pencak silat team has topped the medal table of the sport at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

With 16 competition events, Vietnamese athletes won six gold, two silver and five bronze medals.

They were followed by Singapore with four golds, three silvers and four bronzes; and Malaysia with two golds, three silvers and nine bronzes.

Vietnam yielded 20 gold medals on May 16 – the fourth official competition day of SEA Games 31, raising the total to 88. With 97 golds, 63 silvers and 62 bronzes, Vietnam now top the medal tally.

Thailand come second with 42 golds, 42 silvers and 62 bronzes, and the Philippines stand in the third place with 34 golds, 37 silvers and 47 bronzes.

Vietnam’s Quang Thi Thu Nghia (2nd from left) wins gold in pencak silat. PHOTO: VNA