Friday, November 18, 2011

SEA GAMES: Malaysia On Target For 45 Golds

JAKARTA, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia won 10 gold, eight silver and six bronze medals to overtake Singapore for the fourth spot on the seventh day of the 26th SEA Games Thursday bringing the medal haul to 38 golds, 34 silvers and 50 bronzes.

Indonesia maintained their lead at the top of the table with 103 golds, 77 silvers and 72 bronzes followed by Vietnam (66, 63, 64), Thailand (63, 56, 67), Malaysia, Singapore (32, 35, 54), the Philippines (19, 33, 40), Laos (6, 5, 21), Myanmar (3, 13, 20), Cambodia (3, 10, 15), Brunei (0, 1, 6) and Timor Leste (0,0,1).

Although Malaysia still fall short of seven golds to achieve their target of 45 golds, Malaysian chef-de-mission in Palembang Datuk Syed Mustaffa Syed Ali said national athletes in South Sumatra had met the target of 21 golds.

The silat squad contributed three of the gold medals followed by water ski (two), archery (one), swimming (one) and open sea swimming (one).

Eight-year-old Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah created waves at the Jakabaring Lake here when she grabbed gold in the women's tricks category to become the youngest athlete to ever win a gold medal in the history of the Games.

A total of 35 golds are up for grab tomorrow.

They are archery (two), tenpin bowling (two), bridge (one), cycling (two), equestrian (one), fencing (two), judo (four), kempo (four), tennis (two), vovinam (two), water ski (five), wall climbing (two), weightlifting (four) and wrestling (two).


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