Huy Hoàng was part of the Vietnamese swimming team which won gold in the men's 4x200 freestyle event ©Getty Images

Vietnam have claimed their first men’s 4x200 metres freestyle gold in record-breaking time at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) as Singaporean swimmers dominated proceedings with three golds in Hanoi.

Kim Son, Huy Hoàng, Quý Phước and Hưng Nguyễn combined for the hosts to set a time of 7mins 16.31secs to break the SEA Games record by more than a minute and to secure the country’s seventh swimming medal.

This was Hoàng's third gold of the competition following on from his triumphs in the 400m and 1500m freestyle.

The Malaysian team of Yin Chuen Lim, Welson Sim Wee Sheng, Hoe Yean Khiew and Arvin Shaun Singh Chahal finished second on 7:19.75, with Singaporean quartet Quah Zheng Wen, Glen Jun Wei Lim, Jonathan Tan and Joseph schooling finishing third in 7:21.49.

Singapore continued to show their class in swimming as they picked up more golds.

Gan Chee Hwee, 18, produced the goods for Singapore in the women’s 400m freestyle as she fended off Thailand’s Kamonchanok Kwanmuang for the second time at the Games.

The Singaporean clocked at 4:14.16, which was substantially faster than her opponents 4:17.13.

Vietnam’s Tien Vo Thi My completed the podium with a time of 4:17.52.

In the men’s 50m backstroke, Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah came out triumphant with a marginal victory over Vietnam’s Paul Lê Nguyễn and Indonesia’s I Gede Siman Sudartawa.

The gold medallist ended the race in 25:83 which was 0.03 faster than Paul and 0.05 faster than Lê Nguyễn and Sudartawa.

Maximilian Wei Ang rounded off the gold medals for Singapore with the men’s 200m backstroke title after touching the wall in 2:11.93.

Vietnam’s Phạm Thanh Bảo timed at 2:12.09 and Malaysia’s Job Xi Jay Tan ended the race in 2:17.68 to win silver and bronze.

The medals continued for Singapore in the women’s 50m butterfly with Ting Wen Quah and Jing Wen Quah securing second and third for their country while Thailand swimmer Jenjira Srisaard claimed gold.

In the women’s 100m backstroke, Indonesia’s Flairene Candrea Wonomiharjo won gold as Philippine duo Chloe Kennedy Anne Doromal Isleta and Jessica Joy Geriane took silver and bronze respectively.

Trần Quốc Cường, who competed at Rio 2016, finished his shooting career in style after claiming gold in the men’s 50m pistol and in the process earned his seventh career SEA Games title.

The Vietnamese shooter is set to become a national coach.

Myanmar’s Ye Tun Naung obtained the silver medal while Thailand’s Boriphat Jariyatatkone achieved bronze at the Hanoi National Sports Training Centre.

Indonesia’s Fathur Gustafian scored the highest in the men’s 10m air rifle event as compatriot Paragra Duncan Taruma Negara was awarded bronze.

Lionel Wong Zen Joi of Singapore achieved silver in the event.

Vietnam is top of the medals table with 105 golds, 65 silvers and 64 bronzes while Thailand is second on 43 golds, 44 silvers and 62 bronzes.

Philippines are third with 34 golds, 38 silvers and 50 bronzes.