Monday, November 21, 2011

SEA GAMES: Malaysia Add Six More Gold Medals, Maintain Fourth Position

JAKARTA, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia added six more gold medals on the 10th day of the 26th SEA Games, bringing their medal haul to 53 golds, 45 silvers and 70 bronzes.

Two golds each came from wushu and synchronised swimming while one gold each from tenpin bowling and track cycling.

Malaysia, who have exceeded the 45 gold medal target, maintained their fourth position with 53 golds, 45 silvers and 70 bronzes.

Host Indonesia were officially declared the 26th SEA Games overall champions after collecting 150 golds, 125 silvers and 116 bronzes.

Thailand are a distant second with 95 golds, 81 silvers and 105 bronzes followed by Vietnam (84, 83, 89), Malaysia, Singapore (41, 43, 71), the Philippines (25, 47, 67), Myanmar (11, 23, 27), Laos (8, 6, 35), Cambodia (3, 11, 20), Timor Leste (1, 1, 4) and Brunei (0, 2,7).

The games will conclude on Tuesday with the remaining 58 out of 542 golds up for grab.

Wushu golds were contributed by Kevan Cheah Peng Heng in men's nan dao and nan gun event and Tai Cheau Xuen from women's nan dao and nan gun event.

Adrian Ang closed the tenpin bowling curtain with a gold in the men's Masters while cyclists Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman, Amir Mustafa Rusli, Mohamad Akmal Amin and Mohd Harif Salleh collected the sixth gold from men's 4,000m cycling challenge.

Football will be the highlight of tomorrow's event with Malaysia meeting Indonesia in the final.

Participating teams are competing for 41 more golds tomorrow.

They are football (one), bridge (one), cycling (seven), fin swimming (five), golf (two), gymnastic (two), tennis (three), traditional boat race (two), weightlifting (three) and wushu (10).


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