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Athlete Ngo Phuong Mai: ‘I don’t think I’ll get a SEA Games medal’

10 May 2022 | 15:05 | News

Diver Ngo Phuong Mai won the bronze medal this afternoon (May 8). (Photo: PV/Vietnam+)

This afternoon (May 8), diving concluded two finals, resulting in the presentation of the first medal of the 31st SEA Games.

The Vietnamese sports delegation won bronze and silver medals thanks to the efforts of three athletes, Nguyen Tung Duong, Phuong The Anh and Ngo Phuong Mai.

Among them, player Ngo Phuong Mai won her first medal after completing the women’s 1m softball singles, trailing two Malaysian athletes.

When sharing the good results, the athlete Wu Fangmai suddenly said that the bronze medal was unexpected.

The female athlete said: “My original goal was just to compete and show my best ability, not to win a medal. Playing at home, I was also a little nervous.”

“I want to dedicate the bronze medal to the teachers who taught me since childhood. This is my first time participating in the Southeast Asian Games at home, and after years of practice and growth, I feel very honored.” To be able to win the award. Take part in the competition,” said Ngo Phuong Mai.

Apart from sharing himself, Ngo Phuong Mai said the Malaysian athletes who won the gold medal fully deserve a higher level.

Athlete Ngo Phuong Mai was surprised by the bronze medal. (Photo: PV/Vietnam+)

Meanwhile, after winning the men’s 3m soft doubles silver medal, athlete Phuong The Anh shared, “I am very happy and honoured to win my first SEA Games medal after many failures. I dedicate this achievement to my special Grandma.” “

In the 3m softball men’s doubles, only the sports delegations of Vietnam and Malaysia participated in the final, so there is no need to compete, both sides will definitely win medals.

However, athlete Phuong The Anh said he was not satisfied despite knowing the results in advance. In the final, The Anh and teammate Nguyen Tung Duong encouraged each other to compete for the first gold medal.

After the men’s 3m softball doubles contention, Phuong The Anh is determined to win more medals in the diving competitions over the next two days.

The diving competition for the 31st Southeast Asian Games was held from May 8 to 11, and there was a medal content on each competition day at My Dinh Water Palace.

Couple Nguyen Tung Duong and Phuong The Anh won silver in the men’s 3m soft doubles event. (Photo: PV/Vietnam+)

Hien Nguyen (Vietnam+)