This is the first time Vietnam has achieved a first-place finish at a SEA Games edition that was not held on its home ground in the 64-year history of the event.
On Tuesday, the nation added 12 more gold medals to its tally from wrestling, kickboxing, weightlifting, judo, boat racing, fencing, and dance sport, bringing its total to 136 gold, 105 silver, and 114 bronze medals.
Thailand came a close second with 108 gold, 96 silver, and 108 bronze medals, and Indonesia followed closely with 86 gold, 81 silver, and 109 bronze medals.
Host Cambodia ranked fourth at the recent event, earning a total of 281 medals – 81 gold, 74 silver, and 126 bronze.
The Cambodia SEA Games Organizing Committee is gearing up to host the closing ceremony of the biennial multi-sports extravaganza at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on Wednesday evening. Thousands of spectators are expected to attend this grand event, which will mark the end of two weeks of intense competition among the 11 participating countries in the Southeast Asian region. During the closing ceremony, a spectacular fireworks show will light up the sky, and various traditional Cambodian dances and performances will take place. The ceremony will also feature a parade of the participating countries and a trophy presentation to the winners. All in all, it promises to be a grand and unforgettable night for all those in attendance.