As of 5:25 pm on May 22, the Vietnamese sports delegation had won a total of 195 gold medals, officially surpassing the record of 194 gold medals won by the Indonesian team in the Olympic Games. sea games 1997.
Diving, boxing, shooting, Muay Thai and men’s soccer followed with 20 gold medals, helping Vietnam complete the Southeast Asian Games with 205 golds.
Vietnam is the best in the group. It was followed by the Thai delegation with 92 gold medals. Indonesia and the Philippines ranked third and fourth, respectively.
Throughout the conference, the Vietnamese delegation successfully participated in various sports. In particular, Vietnam ranks first in the number of gold medals in track and field (22) and swimming (11).
In addition, Vietnam competes in wrestling (17/18 golds), rowing, martial arts (10 golds), taekwondo (9 golds), canoeing (8 golds), Kulash (7 golds), Pencak Silat (6 gold medals). ), karate (7 gold medals), chess (7 gold medals)…
According to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dan (and chairman of the National Steering Committee of the 31st Southeast Asian Games), the greatest success of the Vietnamese sports delegation is not only in the total number of medals. Team Vietnam has achieved high levels in the Olympic movement and does not have to rely on host-specific subjects to outdo their opponents.
The Deputy Prime Minister emphasized: “Importantly, as we have confirmed from the outset, the organisational focus of this SEA Games is the Olympic Movement, followed by the Asian Games and then the Regional Games. So far, in the Olympic sports, the Vietnamese sports delegation has performed well and exceeded expectations. This shows that we are on the right track.
We don’t achieve high achievement because the way we organize is to get a lot of medals, so we set subjects where we have an edge. But this time we are really based on the Olympic movement and then ASIAD“.
Nhac Duong – Cong Thanh