News From Official Website Athletics action on 18/12/13 – SEA Games

In athletics at Wunna Theikdi Stadium, Thailand’s Jirapong Meenapra took the gold men’s 200m in 21.29 seconds. Harith Ammar Mohd Sobri (MAS) got silver in 21.46 and Throng Hinh Le (VIE) won bronze just a tenth behind Harith.

Philippines’ Christopher JR Ulboc ran the men’s 3000m steeplechase in 9:01.59 to win gold nearly a second ahead of Tein San Pham (VIE), who got silver. Patikarn Pechsricha (THA) won bronze in 9:04.04.

In men’s high jump, Nauraj Singh Randhawa (MAS) soared over the bar at 2.17m to win the gold medal. Van Thuy Dao (VIE) got silver with a 2.13m jump. Pramote Pumurai (THA) also jumped 2.13m but had more misses.

Vietnam continued to show well in the sprints with Thi Huong Vu winning the gold in women’s 200m in 23.55. Neeranuch Klomdee got the silver in 24.02 and Thi Qanhh Nguyen (VIE) added the bronze top Vietnam’s total.

In the 3000m steeplechase, Rini Budiarti (INA) won gold in 10:0.54, Thi Qanh Nguyen snagged silver in 10:30.92 and Jessica Barnard (PHI) got the bronze.

Maria Londa (PHI) flew 6.39m to win the women’s long jump gold. Thitima Maungjan (THA) got silver with a 6.24m leap and Thi Thu Thao Bui took bronze on 6.14m.

Thailand grabbed gold and silver in the women’s javelin, Saowalak Pettong topping the field with a 52.96m heave. Natta Nachan got silver on 50.37m and Thi Xuan Bui threw 48.31m for bronze.

In men’s decathlon, Jesson Ramil Cid (PHI) amassed 7,038 points over the 10 events to outclass seven-man filed and win the gold. Zakaria Malik (INA) got the silver on 6,711 a nd Van Dat Nguyen (VIE) took bronze with 6,383 points.