Archer Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual ​recurve event. (Photo: VNA)

Kuala Lumpur  (VNA) – Vietnamese female archers pocketed another silver medal on August 17 after missing out to Malaysian athletes in the women’s team compound category at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur.

Chau Kieu Oanh, Le Ngoc Huyen and Nguyen Thi Nhat Le entered the final round with considerable pressure from the local audience. The competition ended in a tie in the official time and was decided by a “gold arrows” round.

However, Vietnamese team lost 27-28 to the host and brought the second silver medal to Vietnamese delegation.

Earlier, Chau Kieu Oanh won a silver medal in the women’s individual ​recurve event, the first medal for Vietnam at the largest regional sport event.

Ten archery categories are featured at the Games, consisting of individual recurve (men and women), recurve team (men, women and mix), individual compound (men and women) and compound team (men, women and mix).

Vietnam sent more than 470 athletes to compete at the Games in Malaysia from August 19-31. They are scheduled to take part in 32 out of 38 sports and meet about 6,000 athletes from 10 other countries in the region.-VNA