Shooter Nguyen Thanh Dat on December 11 won a gold medal at the 27 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 27), helping the Vietnamese shooting team fulfill it set target.

The new decoration put the country second on the medal tally with ten golds, five silvers and seven bronzes, only after the host country Myanmar.

Earlier, Dat and his teammates – Nguyen Duy Hoang and Phung Le Huyen scooped a silver medal at the 50-m rifle category with 1837.6 points.

Nine other gold medals were earned by Wushu artists Duong Thuy Vi, Hoang Thi Phuong Giang, Nguyen Thi Chinh, Nguyen Thu Hoai and Pham Quoc Khanh, and wrestlers Doi Dang Tien, Tran Van Tuong, Pham Thi Hue and Pham Thi Loan on the previous days.

Notably, the Vietnamese canoeing team contributed a silver and a bronze on December 10, making out-of expectation performance as the country is not regarded as strong in this game.

Vietnam set a goal of gaining at least 70 gold medals at the Games, which will last until December 22.

Myanmar continues to lead with 18 golds, 8 silvers and 10 bronzes.-VNA