Yangon, Myanmar — Here are some of the highlights of the SEA Games 2013 results for Friday Dec 20: Thailand still leads the medal tally with 94 gold medals, followed by Myanmar with 70, Vietnam with 66, Indonesia with 61, Malaysia with 38, Singapore with 31, the Philippines with 26, and Laos with 10.
Thailand also has more total medals than any other nation, having won a total of 255 gold, silver, and bronze. Indonesia has the second-most total medals with 227, having won far more bronze than anyone else.
Thailand’s women seized the gold medal in football by defeating the defending champion Vietnamese team 2-1 in the finals Friday night. It was the Thai women’s second football championship in the last three SEA Games, and fifth title overall.
In futsal, it was the same story in the championship games, with the Thai men defeating Vietnam 8-1 for the gold, and the Thai women beating Vietnam 5-0 to grab the gold. Vietnam took the silver in both.
In women’s hockey, heavy favorites Malaysia won the gold with another dominating performance, beating Thailand 6-1. The Thais settled for silver, and Myanmar grabbed the bronze with a team formed just six months ago, by beating Singapore in the consolation match.
Malaysia won two more gold medals in diving Friday, taking both the men’s and women’s 3m springboard synchronized. Malaysia’s synchronized divers have won the gold in all six events in these Games.
Myanmar took the gold in the men’s sepak takraw doubles team events on Friday, coming back against a very good Indonesian team after losing the first set.
In women’s volleyball, Indonesia defeated Myanmar to win the bronze medal. In men’s, Vietnam beat Myanmar to take bronze. Laos finished 5th by beating Malaysia.
In Taekwondo, Nuttawee Klompong of Thailand won gold in the men’s 58kg. Ong Stevanus Ariosuseno of Indoneisa took the silver and Doungsivilay Phammasone of Laos and Rozaimi Rozali of Malaysia won bronzes.
In the men’s 63kg, Vietnam’s Huynh Chau Le won the gold, beating Ryan Chong Wy of Malaysia, who settled for silver. Paul Romero of the Philippines and Sornsart Poolpong from Thailand won the bronze.
In the women’s 49kg, Thailand’s Phannapa Harnsujin won the gold, Thi Huong Giang Doan of Vietnam the silver and Eaimdra Aung of Malaysia and Luisa Dos Santos Rosa of Timor-Leste took bronzes.
In the women’s 53kg, Thailand’s Sarita Phongsri grabbed the gold, Thanh Thao Nguyen of Vietnam the silver and Puthearim Chhoeung of Cambodia and Pauline Louise Lopez of the Philippines won bronzes.
In traditional boat race, Myanmar won three more gold medals Friday, and Indonesia one gold medal. In the 14 races at these Games, Myanmar has won the gold in 12.