The Vietnamese teams attended the closing ceremony of SEA Games 29 at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam was awarded more medals from the 29th Southeast Asian Games held in Malaysia in 2017, as athletes of Thailand and the host country tested positive for doping, the Vietnam Olympic Committee (VOC) has announced.

The VOC said at a recent meeting with Vietnamese outstanding athletes in 2018 that Vietnam took one more gold medal in the women’s trio category of pencak silat and one bronze in the women’s springboard doubles.

The athletes receiving the gold medal are martial artists Nguyen Thi Huyen, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Nguyen Thi Thuy, while the bronze medalists are divers Nguyen Phuong Anh and Ngo Phuong Mai.

With these additional medals, Vietnam won a total of 59 gold medals, 50 silvers and 61 bronzes, ranking third in the medal tally for the biggest regional sports event. Malaysia and Thailand still topped the event.

The 30th SEA Games will be held from November 30 to December 11 in the cities of Manila, Clark and Subic in the Philippines. It will be the biggest-ever edition with a record 56 sports.-VNA