Duo Nguyen Trung Kien and Dinh Thi Hue win a silver medal at the Southeast Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships’ U18 mixed doubles (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Nguyen Trung Kien and Dinh Thi Hue lost to Singaporean rivals in the final moments of the Southeast Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships’ U18 mixed doubles final on July 11.

The Vietnamese pair took a 2-1 lead and were leading 8-4 in the fourth set, seemingly set to win the first gold medal for Vietnam in the championship being held in Cambodia.

However, their rivals levelled the result and went on to take the fifth set for the final victory.

Kien and Hue pocketed the fourth silver for Vietnam at the championship. They lost all four finals to players from Singapore.

In the boys’ U18 singles category, Vu Quang Hien will meet a Malaysian player in the semi-final. The other semi-final will be an all-Thailand match.

The 22nd tournament will end on July 13.-VNA