Vietnamese track and field athletes got their fourth record at the ongoing 28th SEA Games after the quartet won the women’s 4x200m event with a record breaking time of 3:31.46, smashing the previous record of 3:35.53 established by Thailand in 1991.

The four were Nguyen Thi Oanh, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quach Thi Lan and Nguyen Thi Huyen.

Thailand took the silver with 3:36.82 and the bronze medal went to Malaysia, who finished the race in 3:39.10.

In the men’s 1500m event, Duong Van Thai successfully defended his title. He just mixed in the leading group until the last turn into the straight where he picked up his speed to race to the finish line after 3:47.04 minutes.

Mervin Guarte of Phillipines came in second with 3:48.06 and Yothin Yaprajan of Thailand was third with 3:49.35.

Do Thi Thao met no real challenge when she coasted to the finish line after 4:28.39 minutes. Her teammate Nguyen Thi Phuong came in second with 4:31.59 and Thet Phyu War of Myanmar was third.

Track and field athletes also brought home another four silver medals in the men’s high jump through Dao Van Thuy, the women’s 10000m through Pham Thi Hue, the women’s 1500m through Nguyen Thi Phuong and the women’s triple jump by Tran Hue Hoa.

Also the same day, Vietnam took a silver medal at the women’s doubles event in petanque, and another silver medal at the men’s 50m pistol team.

The country won six bronzes in athletics, cycling, petanque, shooting.

In volleyball, Vietnam beat Indonesia 3-2 in the women category to lead the group with five points. The team will next play Philippines in the last match on June 13.

Meanwhile, Vietnam’s men volleyball team also had a good start with a 3-0 victory over Indonesia in the opening match. They will next play against Cambodia.

On day six of the Games, Vietnam ranked second with 57 gold, 31 silver and 50 bronze medals after the host Singapore with 66 golds, 58 silvers and 69 bronzes.-VNA