Saturday proved a tough day for Vietnam at the ongoing 27th SEA Games Myanmar 2013 as the country lost their second place position, while Thailand jumped to take the top post from host Myanmar.
Below are some highlights of Saturday’s competition, compiled by the official website of the event.
Indonesia’s Afosma Hildan proved the fastest man downhill at Mount Pleasant on Saturday, winning the men’s downhill cycling gold in 2 minutes, 22.324 seconds for an average speed of 30.423 kph over the 1,200m course.
Compatriot Pornomo Pornomo (INA) made it a gold-silver finish for Indonesia, coming home just 0.675 slower than Afosma.
The bronze medal was won by Sukchanya Suebsakun (THA) who ended 1.801 off the gold-medal pace.
Racing over the same 1,200Km, Deekaballes Vipavee won the women’s downhill gold by averaging 27.516 kph to finish in 2:37.191. Suseanty Risa (INA) won silver in 2:38.707, comfortably ahead of bronze medalist Abdulkaree Sattayanun’s (THA) 2:42.635.
At Wunna Theikdi Equestrian Field, Praveen Nair Mathavan, riding Sein Win Mal, took the individual dressage gold medal with a 67.405 total.
Indonesian riders Valentino Lumentah, on Ngwe Har May, and Ferry Wahyu Hadiyanto on Perfecting Ruby finished close behind Praveen. Valentino won silver with a 67.162 total and Ferry got bronze on 65.135.
In men’s 75kg kumite karatedo at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Myanmar’s Aye Cham Naing defeated Mondolu Christo (INA) to win the gold medal. Mondolu got silver and Jamaludin Shaharudin (MAS) and Muntaen Songvut (THA) got the bronze medals.
In 67kg kumite, Indonesia’s Simanjuntak Jintar prevailed over Sharmendran Raghonathan (MAS) to send Sharmendran crashing to silver and taking home the gold himself. Tin Tun Aung (MYA) and Nguyen Ngoc Thanh (VIE) won the bronzes.
At 60kg, Silvarajoo Senthil Kumaran (MAS) overcame Dharmawan Donny (INA) to take the kumite gold. Dharmawan got silver and Tran Minh Duc (VIE) and Mohammad Mairul (BRU) went home with the bronzes.
In the women’s draw, Malaysia’s Segaran Shree Shamini won gold, beating Pham Thi Tien (VIE) down to silver. Cer Zung Len (MYA) and Joanna Mae Ylanan (PHI) got the bronzes.
At National Indoor Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar’s Aye Thanda Lwin snatched 92kg and clean and jerked 110kg to take gold in the women’s 53kg weightlifting with a 202kg total. Thuy Nguyen Thi (VIE) won silver with a 191kg (82/109) total on lighter-lifter tiebreak and Citra Febriamti(INA) got bronze with 191kg (86/105).
In men’s 69kg, Deni Deni (INA) totaled 342kg with a 148kg snatch and 176kg clean and jerk for the gold medal. Kyaw Moe Win (MYA) won silver with a 314kg (140/174) total and Tairat Bunsuk (THA) got bronze with a 312kg (137/175) total lift. Mohd Hafifi Mansor (MAS) also lifted 312kg, but lost the bronze because Tairat is the lighter lifter.
At 77kg, Pornchai Lobsi combined a 151kg snatch with a 185 clean and jerk to take the gold medal with a 336kg total. Ngoc Nguyen Hong (VIE) got the silver with a 391kg (138/181) total and Edi Kurniawan (INA) took bronze with a combined 316kg (142/174).
At MMC in Yangon, Thailand’s Jiraphan Pongkam took gold in the men’s 55kg bodybuilding. Tun Min (MYA) posed for the silver and Van Mach Pham (VIE) won the bronze.
In the 60kg class, crowd favorite Aung Khaing Win (MYA) won the gold, Ahn thong Nguyen (VIE) the silver and Jefry Johanis Wuaten (INA) the bronze.
At 70kg, Van Lam Nguyen (VIE) took gold, Sazali Abd Samad (MAS) scored the silver and Edoardus Apcowo (INA) won the bronze.
Indonesia claimed women’s individual badminton gold through Manuputty Bellaetrix wo beat Ongbamrungphan Busanan (THA) 2-1 (9-21,21-13,21- 13). Ongbamrungphan got the silver and Nitachaon Jindapool (THA) and Thi Thang Vu (VIE) collected the bronzes at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium ( C ).
In men’s doubles, Angga Pratama and Rian Agung Saputro (INA) beat compatriots Angriawan Berry and Ricky Karanda Suwardi (INA) 2-1 (21-13, 17-21, 21-11) for the gold. Angriawan and Karanda got silver. Bronze medals went to Khim Wah Lim, Yao Han Ow (MAS) and V Sham Goh, KokSiang Teo (MAS).
The mixed doubles gold was Indonesia’s third on the day, Debby Susanto and Muhammad Rijal combining to beat silver medalists Jongjit Maneepon and Taerattanachai (THA) 2-0 (21-18, 21-19) in just 39 minutes.
Aik Quan Tan, Pei Jing Lai (MAS) and Puangpuapech Nipitphon,Supajirakul Putita (THA) won the bronzes.
But Thailand’s Saensomboonsuk Tanongsak prevented a clean sweep by the Indonesias, winning the men’s single gold over Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom (INA) 2-0 (22-20, 21-17) in 43 minutes.
Prasetyo Wisnu Yuli (INA) and Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE) got the bronzes.
In billiards, Ageline Magdalena Ticoalu (INA) grabbed the 9-ball pool singles gold beating her rival Rubilen Amit (PHI) in the final Rubilen got silver and Thi Ngoc Le Doan (VIE) and Aim Aung (MYA) ended with bronzes.
At North Dagon Shooting Range in Yangon, Nguyen Minh Chau (VIE) won the women’s 10m air pistol gold with 195.6 score, just appoint ahead of silver medalist Teo Shun Xie of Singapore, who shot 194.6 for the silver. Le Thi Hoang Ngoc made a double-medal event for Vietnam by wining bronze, but ending well short of the winning scores on 174.8.
In men’s football at Thuwanna Stadium in Yangon, Timor-Leste and Indonesia played to the SEA Games first goalless draw, eliminating Timor- Leste from the medal round, but leaving the door still ajar for Indonesia in their final match in two days against Myanmar.
In women’s football at Mandalarthiri Stadium in Mandalay, Thailand converted a 2-0 lead in the first half into a 6-1 romp over Malaysia by fulltime.
At Wunna Theikdi Archery Field on Saturday in 70m, 72 arrow play, three archers from Indonesia sit atop the women’s recurve qualification table after the morning session. In men’s recurve, two Malaysians sit above and below one from Indonesia, in second place, after the qualification round.
In women’s compound 70m, 72 arrow, Myanmar, Malaysian and Indonesian archers hold the three tops position at the end of play. In the men’s draw, the top places held by archers from Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.
In women’s futsal, Malaysia scored an equalizer in the second half to draw 1-1 with Indonesia, who took a 1-0 lead into the final frame.
In the second match Thailand took a 3-1 lead over Vietnam into the second, scored three more goals and came out winners 6-1.
Philippines, still the class act in men’s basketball at Zeyarthiri Indoor Stadium (A), weathered an 18-18 score-line at the end of the first quarter to outshoot Indonesia 22-16, 27-9, 16-9 in the remaining three quarters to win easily 83-52 in men’s action.
In the second game, Thailand jumped out to a 20-16 lead in the first quarter, outshot Malaysia 25-16 in the second, split the third 15-15 and eased of 13-22 in the fourth, but hung to win 73-69 in a hard-fought battle.
In the women’s match, Thailand dominated Myanmar 99-32, taking a 22-9 lead after the first quarter, adding another 25 points in the second to Myanmar’s 6, outscoring 29-4 in the third and finishing out the game 23-13.
At Hockey Field Yangon, Thailand scored two in the first half and added a third in the second to blank Indonesia 3-0 in women’s play.
After the first half, Malaysia looked unlikely to suffer any problems from Cambodia. The Malaysians led 18-0 at the break. They scored another 18 in the second half to embarrass their opponents 36-0.
In the day’s third match, Singapore took a 1-0 lead into the last half, added another goal and ended up 2-1 winners over Myanmar.
Sepak takraw wins at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium (B) went to Laos over Vietnam 2-0, Thailand 2-0 over Malaysia, Myanmar 2-0 over Laos and Vietnam 2-0 over Malaysia in the women’s draw. In the men’s round robin win went to Malaysia 2-0 over Laos, Thailand 2-0 over Myanmar, Laos 2-0 in a walkover against Cambodia Myanmar 2-0 over Vietnam.
In volleyball at Zeyarthiri Indoor stadium (B), Thailand, 3-0 over Malaysia, and Vietnam, 3-0 over Myanmar, both cruised to easy wins in women’s volleyball at Zeyarthiri Indoor Stadium on Saturday morning.
But in men’s play Vietnam took Indonesia to the full five sets before succumbing 3-2 (32-30, 23-25, 17-25, 25-15, 15-9).