SEA Games: Day Seven Wrap Up: Thailand Tops Medal Tally
SINGAPORE – The final day of the athletics event in the 28th SEA Games saw Thailand taking over the lead in the medals tally from hosts Singapore.
At the end of the competition yesterday, Thailand won seven out of the 10 gold medals offered in the athletics event.
They topped the athletics event, winning 17 gold, 13 silver and nine bronze medals overall.
Thailand now have a haul of 71 gold, 68 silver and 54 bronze medals, ahead of the host contingent by only one gold medal.
The host’s medal tally now stands at 70 gold, 62 silver and 83 bronze medals while Vietnam remained in third place with 62 gold, 41 silver and 50 bronze medals.
Meanwhile, Malaysia remained in fourth place with 38 gold medals, after winning two gold medals in bowling and one each in hockey, water skiing, cycling and shooting.
In addition, Malaysia have so far collected 40 silver and 50 bronze medals.
The highlight for the Malaysian contingent was when on the eighth day of SEA Games, national cyclist Mohd Harrif Saleh ended a 10-year gold medal drought in the road race.
The last time Malaysia won the gold medal was in Manila in 2005 through Suhardi Hassan and Noor Azian Alias.
In addition, the tenpin bowling squad also managed a double success, winning gold in the men’s and women’s team events.
The last time Malaysia won double success in the same events (team of five) was in 2005. – Bernama