Yangon, Myanmar — Here are some of the highlights of the SEA Games 2013 results for Thursday Dec 19: Thailand continues to lead in the medal tally. The Thais have now won a total of 84 gold medals. Myanmar is in second place with 67 gold. Vietnam is in third place with 64 gold, and Indonesia is fourth with 58. Next is Malaysia with 33, Singapore with 25, and the Philippines with 23.
Thailand also leads all other countries in total medals, having won 233 gold, silver, and bronze. Indonesia is second in total medals with 212.
In the men’s football semi-final matches, Indonesia upset Malaysia in a thrilling 4-3 penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. In the second game, Thailand defeated Singapore 1-0. So Thailand and Indonesia will play in the finals match for the gold medal on Saturday at 7:30pm.
Myanmar won four more gold medals in traditional boat races on Thursday. Myanmar has won the gold in all 10 races paddled thus far in these Games.
In volleyball, the Thai women’s team beat Indonesia 3-0, and Vietnam’s men defeated Laos 3-0.
In hockey, Myanmar defeated Cambodia 12-0, Thailand beat Singapore 7-3, and Malaysia won 15-0 over Indonesia in women’s play.
In cycling, the Philippines’ Daniel Patrick Caluag won the gold in the men’s cross, while Indonesia’s Novanda Elga Kharisma got the gold in the women’s BMX cross.
In sepak takraw men’s doubles, Laos beat Malaysia 2-1, Myanmar defeated Indonesia 2-1, and Cambodia beat Singapore 2-1.
In athletics, Vietnam’s Van Lai Nguyen won the gold in the men’s 10000m, Indonesia’s Triyanningsih took the gold in the women’s 10000m, Vietnam’s van Hung Nguyen won gold in the men’s triple jump, and Vietnam’s Thi Viet Ahn Dong got the gold in the women’s high jump.
In taekwondo, Thailand’s Cassandra Haller won the gold in the women’s 67kg, and the Philippines’ Jade Zafra got the gold in the 57kg.
In men’s competition, Myanmar’s Win Htun Linn won gold in the 80kg, while Laos’ Phouthasone Thammavong took gold in the 68kg.