Ly Hoang Nam claims historic gold for Vietnamese tennis

Friday, 2019-12-06 11:41:14
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Ly Hoang Nam wins the first SEA Games gold medal for Vietnamese tennis. (Photo: Vnexpress)
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NDO – Ly Hoang Nam ousted country fellowman Daniel Cao Nguyen 6-2 6-4 in the men’s singles final on December 6 to bring home the first gold medal for Vietnamese tennis at the SEA Games arena.

Vietnam had already been guaranteed the title as top seed Daniel Cao Nguyen and Ly Hoang Nam both outclassed their semifinal opponents on Thursday, thus making today’s final a ‘Vietnam derby’.

Losing against Nam in the decisive match, Daniel pocketed a silver for Vietnam at the ongoing 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.

Earlier, Savanna Ly Nguyen became the first Vietnamese tennis player to qualify for the SEA Games women’s singles final following her semifinal victory against Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia.

However, the 19-year-old girl succumbed to a 0-6 5-7 defeat against no. 2 seed Aldila Sutjiadi (Indonesia) in the title match, thus settling for a silver medal.

Pham Thi Hong Le blasts the first medal for Vietnam's track and field team at the 30th SEA Games. (Photo: Vnexpress)

Pham Thi Hong Le won the only bronze for Vietnam this morning in the women’s marathon with a time of 3:02.52, six minutes slower than gold medalist Christine Organiza Hallasgo (Philippines). This is also the first medal for Vietnam’s track and field team in this year’s SEA Games.

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