With eight gold medals, five silvers and nine bronzes on the second day of the ongoing 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore (June 7), Vietnam was at second place on the medal tally with 21 gold medals, eight silvers and 21 bronzes.

Swimming star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien again stole the limelight at the pool as she did on the first day with dominant performances, winning two additional gold medals.

She won the women’s 200m backstroke event with a time of 2:14.12, a new record at the Games. She took gold medal at the women’s 200m individual medley event with another record time of 2:13.53.

The 18-year-old swimmer so far broke four Games records at all four events she has attended. She becomes the first Vietnamese swimmer to win four gold medals at a single SEA Games.

Vietnam’s fencers also completed their competition at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore with two gold medals in the team’s Epee and Sabre events, making the Games the most successful one for Vietnamese fencing with eight gold medals, surpassing its pre-Games goal of winning five.

Shooting proved its traditional strength with two gold medals, won by Tran Quoc Cuong in the men’s 10m air pistol and the men’s 10m air pistol team event.

Judo also brought home one gold medal after Nguyen Thi Nhu Y claimed gold in the women’s 70-78 kilogram category.

The eighth gold medal of the day belonged to Duong Thuy Vi, who scored 9.7 points in the women’s optional straight sword.-VNA