Weightlifter Thach Kim Tuan of Vietnam (centre) won a gold medal for his performance in in the men’s 56-kg on August 28 (Photo: VNA)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Vietnam remained at the third place on the medal tally at the end of the 9th day of the ongoing SEA Games 29 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The country registered 55 gold, 41 silver and 51 bronze medals.

August 28 could be said to be a golden day for the Vietnamese weightlifting team, when both Thach Kim Tuan and Trinh Van Vinh won highest scores in the men’s 56-kg and 62kg events, respectively.

Weightlifter Vinh even broke two SEA Games records for a total lift of 307kg and snatch lift of 172 kg.

The women’s rhythmic gymnastics team and taekwondo artists added 3 silver medals, while badminton and muay brought 3 bronze medals to Vietnam stock on the day.

Host Malaysia was still on top of the tally with 109 gold, 75 silver and 69 bronze, , while the figures for runner-up Thailand were 60, 72 and 74, respectively.-VNA