Thursday, November 17, 2011

SEA GAMES: Malaysia Add Six Gold Medals

JAKARTA, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia won six gold, two silver and eight bronze medals today to finish fifth on the sixth day of 26th SEA Games with a medal haul of 28 golds, 25 silvers and 44 bronzes.

Indonesia maintained their lead at the top of the table with 87 golds, 66 silvers and 69 bronzes followed by Vietnam who overtook Thailand for the second place with 54 golds, 55 silvers and 59 bronzes.

Thailand eased out to the third spot with 52 golds, 41 silvers and 60 bronzes followed by Singapore (27, 32, 46), Malaysia, the Philippines (16, 28, 34), Laos (5, 3, 19), Cambodia (3, 9, 11), Myanmar (1, 12, 16), Brunei (0,1, 6) and Timor Leste (0,0,1).

Malaysia clinched golds today through Yeoh Ken Nee (men's 3m springboard diving), Pandelela Rinong (women's diving), swimmer Siow Yi Ting turut (200m breast stroke), Adrian Ang and Alex Liew (men's tenpin bowling), Chong Tin Sam and Thor Chuan Leong (men's doubles billiard and snooker), and Jacqueline Sijore and Zandra Aziela Ibrahim Hakimi (women's tenpin bowling).

Malaysia will slug it out against Indonesia in football at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium Thursday.

Ong Kim Swee's charges needed only a draw to accompany the home team in the semi-finals.

A total of 57 golds are up for grab Thursday.

They are aquatic (eight), archery (four), billiard (two), bowling (two), bridge (one), cycling (one), equestrian (one), fencing (two), judo (four), silat (twelve), petanque (two), rowing (six), soft tennis (two), wall climbing (four) and wrestling (four).

From Zulhilmi Supaat

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