Vietnam won a total of eight gold medals, one less than hoped for and ranked third on the over-all medal tally at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG), which came to a close in Incheon, the Republic of Korea on July 6.

China dominated the festival with 29 golds, and most of their titles came from swimming and dance contests.

Host RoK was second, earning 21 golds, 27 silver and 19 bronze medals.

After 100 events in nine sports over eight competition days, the first multi-sport event combining the Asian Indoor Games and Asian Martial Arts Games was declared a success in terms of organisation, operation and for forstering friendship among the athletes.

Wei Jizhong, honorary life vice presient of the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA), said the fourth A IMAG had been packed with passion and emotion and with the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

He thanked the athletes for giving their best performance and for providing entertainment to the spectatora in some unfamiliar sport, and thanked the spectators for supporting the Games.

The next Games will be organised in Ashgabat City, Turkmenistan, in 2017.-VNA