With 5 consecutive wins, Việt Nam defended their SEA Video games title with one match to go. VNS/VNA Picture Quý Trung
QUẢNG NINH — The Việt Nam seashore handball nationwide workforce succeeded in defending their SEA Video games gold medal after beating the Philippines on Might 10 on Tuần Châu Island, including a flourish for the hosts within the area’s largest sporting event.
Regardless of there being yet one more match left, what Việt Nam achieved was greater than sufficient to seal the title.
With three wins and one loss, the Philippines wanted to win their match to cling to their title hopes.
The “early last” began intensively as anticipated, seeing the Filipinos throw all the things they may at Việt Nam within the first minutes, bamboozling the hosts with their speedy assault and stable defence.
The guests took an early lead of 12-6 earlier than ending the primary half with a rating of 18-14.
Regardless of the shock loss within the first half, Việt Nam didn’t lose spirit and stored their nerves when getting into the second half, and the 15-minute interval was sufficient for Trịnh Huy Cường to encourage his gamers.
With confidence regained, the lads in yellow have been capable of get again in kind to equalise the rating after a 21-14 win within the second half.
Within the intense shoot-out, goalkeeper Nguyễn Văn Tùng ended up the hero of the Vietnamese aspect, denying the Philippines as Việt Nam finally ran out 10-8 winners.
With the fifth consecutive win, Việt Nam continued to dominate the competitors. In the event that they beat Thailand within the last match, Trịnh Huy Cường’s males will finish their SEA Video games journey unbeaten.
Failing to beat Việt Nam in each legs, the Philippines ended the event with a silver medal, whereas Thailand rank third.
The SEA Video games 31 males’s seashore handball occasion is held in a round-robin format with two legs and can finish right this moment, someday earlier than the official opening ceremony.
Initially, there have been 5 groups, Việt Nam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, however Indonesia withdrew on the final minute, leaving solely 4 groups to compete.
Additionally they pulled out of the ladies’s class, resulting in the cancellation of the occasion. Their choice left solely two groups, Việt Nam and Thailand, and laws state a event can solely happen with at the very least three groups.
Although the Vietnamese girls couldn’t compete on the SEA Video games 31, they lately received the Asian Championship. They are going to be continental representatives on the World Championship in Greece in June and the World Video games within the US in July.
Within the event’s last match, Việt Nam will face Thailand on Might 11 at 5pm. VNS
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