Vietnam ranks 2nd at regional junior athletics tournament hinh anh 1Vietnamese athletes celebrate winning medals at the SEA Junior Athletics Championships. (Photo​)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam have won 13 gold, 14 silver and five bronze medals, ranking second at the Southeast Asia (SEA) Junior Athletics Championships at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.

They also broke six SEA junior records in the women’s 800m, men’s 2,000m hurdles, men’s 1,500m and 3,000m, men’s 800m and women’s 1,500m.

Vietnam also had three best players at the event including Le Tien Long, who won three gold medals and broke three SEA records, Doan Thu Hang, who picked up two gold medals and broke two records, and Ngo Thi Khanh Ny with two golds and two records.

Thailand topped the medal tally with 15 golds, seven silvers and 11 bronzes. Malaysia came third with six golds, two silvers and three bronzes.

The tournament attracted athletes born between 2001 and 2003 from 10 Southeast Asian countries. They competed in 19 men’s and women’s categories each.

Vietnam sent 32 athletes to compete in running, high jump, long jump, shotput and javelin.-VNA