Ly Hoang Nam made history by becoming the first Vietnamese tennis player to win a gold medal at a continental tournament.

The 16-year-old triumphed at the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing , China on August 23.

He came from behind to defeat No 2 seed Mendoza Zosimo of the Phillipines in the boys' final match, adding a fourth gold medal to Vietnam's collection.

The same day, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien secured her third gold medal to end her tournament on a resolute high after finishing first in the girls' 50m backstroke event, clocking 29.26sec.

Her previous medals were two golds in the 200m backstroke and 200m IM and a silver in the 100m backstroke.

After seven days of competition, Vietnam earned five gold, four silver and two bronze medals and ranked seventh overall.

China proved their sporting dominance with the top position, bagging 45 golds, 23 silvers and 23 bronzes.
The Republic of Korea were the second-ranked team with 24 golds, 13 silvers and 14 bronzes.

Thailand failed to stay in third place as they let Japan overtake on the last day to steal their position with seven golds, five silvers and six bronzes.-VNA