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Tuan aims for SEA Games gold

Olympic silver medalist Hoang Anh Tuan said that he might retire from international competitions if he doesn’t win a gold in the men’s 56kg event at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Laos next month.

Tuan said that for him, the SEA Games is as important as the 2008 Beijing Olympics and added that he will try his best to set a new personal record at the Games.

According to the commentators, the men’s 56kg weightlifting event is one of the most longed for events at the SEA Games. Tuan was the second Vietnamese athlete to bring home a silver medal from the Olympic Games. The first was won by Tran Hieu Ngan in the women’s taekwondo event at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.