As a result, Vietnam earned a total 136 gold medals, topping the medal tally at the regional Games as of 9:30p.m. on May 16. This is the first time Vietnam led the medal tally at a SEA Games not held in home ground.

Weightlifter Nguyen Quoc Toan wins gold in the men's 89kg category.

Thailand is second with 108 gold and Indonesia third with 85 gold. Host Cambodia comes fourth with 81 gold.

Kickboxer Nguyen Hoang (red) excellently defeats his Filipino opponent (blue) to win gold in the men's 67kg.

On May 16 alone, Vietnam earned four gold medals in wrestling, two in kickboxing, two in weightlifting, and one each in Judo, boat racing, fencing and dance sport.

Source: VNA