SEA Games 29: Wushu artists bring home first two golds hinh anh 1Vietnamese wushu artist Duong Thuy Vi at the competition (Photo: VNA)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Wushu artist Duong Thuy Vi won the first gold for Vietnam on August 20, the first official competition day at the on-going 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Vi secured her victory in the women’s jianshu event with 9.67 points, compared to 9.63 points gained by her runner-up Eyin Phoon of the host country. 

Following Vi’s success, Hoang Thi Phuong Giang brought home the second gold in the women’s gunshu event with 9.64 points. 

The Vietnamese wushu team with five male and seven female artists aim for two gold and five silver medals at the largest regional sport event.

Vietnam have sent more than 470 athletes to the SEA Games 29 in Malaysia from August 19-31. They are scheduled to complete in 32 out of 38 sports with more than 6,000 rivals from 10 other countries in the region.

At the previous games in Singapore in 2015, Vietnam finished third with 73 golds. Thailand and the hosts secured first and second positions, with 95 and 84 gold medals, respectively.-VNA