Yangon, Myanmar — Here are some of the highlights of the SEA Games 2013 results for Monday Dec 16: For the second straight day, Thailand increased its lead in the medal tally. The Thais have now won a total of 59 gold medals. Vietnam passed Myanmar to take over second place with 43 gold. Myanmar fell to third place with 39 gold, and Indonesia is fourth with 38. Next is Malaysia with 25, Singapore with 20, and the Philippines with 12.
Thailand also has the most total medals with 153 gold, silver and bronze. Indonesia has the second-most total medals with 139, followed by Vietnam with 122 and Myanmar with 118.
In men’s football, the last-place Group B team from Cambodia battled first-place Thailand to a 0-0 draw. The Thais finished first in the group and head into the semi-finals.
Tonight’s second match determined the second Group B team to make it through to the semis, and it was Indonesia who prevailed with a 1-0 victory over host Myanmar, thus seizing second-place from the home team. The two teams finished with seven points each, but Indonesia wins the tiebreaker because they won head-to-head against Myanmar. The Indonesians had to have a win to go through, whereas Myanmar only needed a draw, but the hosts didn’t get it done.
In the semi-finals, Thailand will face Singapore, and Indonesia will face the Group A winner, to be decided in tomorrow’s match between Malaysia and Vietnam.
In women’s football action, Thailand defeated Laos 5-0 to win Group B and will head to the semi-finals to face Myanmar on Wednesday. The other semi-finals match pits Vietnam against Malaysia, also on Wednesday.
Mok Ying Ren of Singapore won the men’s marathon Monday morning to take the gold. Myanmar’s Thaung Aye won the silver, and the Philippines’ Eric Panique got the bronze.
It was Singapore’s first ever SEA Games men’s marathon gold, and the city-state’s first track event gold since 1975.
Singapore’s swim team picked up two more gold medals on Monday, with Joseph Schooling winning the men’s 200m butterfly and Amanda Lim winning the women’s 50m freestyle, a three-peat for her and as well as setting a new Games record.
Singapore finished the swimming competition as the Games top swimming nation, taking home a total of 11 golds, nine silvers and 10 bronzes.