The event of the biggest sporting event in Southeast Asia sea games 2019 in the Philippines has finally entered its final day. After being ranked second, Indonesia must be willing to go down to rank 4 after only being able to gain two gold on Tuesday (10/12). The silver won by the Indonesian national team in the men’s soccer branch was the last medal until 9:00 p.m. The Young Garuda had to settle for winning the runner-up title after being defeated by Vietnam 0-3 in the final. Today Indonesia won two gold, five silver, and six bronze. The first gold was obtained from the Jiu-Jitsu sport on behalf of Muhammad Ariq Noor at number 120 kg.
Thus, the Indonesian contingent collected a total of 266 medals with details of 72 gold, 83 silver, and 111 bronze. The top of the standings are still controlled by the host Philippines who shot alone with 148 gold, 116 silver, and 117 bronze.
Then, the second position is occupied by Vietnam with 96 gold, 85 silver and 103 bronze. Thailand tails in third place with 91 gold, 99 silver and 122 bronze. Seeing the conditions above, Vietnam and Thailand can still compete for the runner-up position in the final SEA Games 2019. While Indonesia is no longer possible to pursue a position above it.
Previously, on the eighth day, Sunday (12/08/2019) night WIB, Merah Putih still occupies the second position in the 2019 SEA Games standings. However, Indonesia is now overtaken by Thailand and Vietnam. Indonesia’s first gold medal on the ninth day of the 2019 SEA Games was donated by fast-running athlete, Hendro. Hendro won the men’s 20 km in Clark, Manila, Philippines, after recording 1 hour 31 minutes 20 seconds. Vietnamese athlete Xuan Vinh Vo finished 18 seconds later to win a silver medal. Meanwhile, the bronze medal was won by Moe Mine Nyi Nyi (Myanmar) with a record time of 1 hour 33 minutes 25 seconds.
The badminton individual category sports contributed two gold on the ninth day. The two golds were donated by mixed doubles Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti and women’s doubles Greysia Polii / Apriyani Rahayu after defeating their respective opponents. Praveen / Melati frustrated the resistance of Malaysian representative, Goh Soon Huat / Lai Shevron Jemie, in the final held at Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Manila, Monday (9/12/2019). The first seed of the 2019 SEA Games won through a rubber game, 21-19, 19-21, 23-21, in a 1 hour 1 minute match. Meanwhile, Greysia / Apriyani was able to overcome Thailand’s women’s doubles, Chayanit Chaladchalam / Phataimas Muenwong, with a score of 21-3, 21-18.
The last gold on the ninth day was donated by hurdles athlete, Emilia Nova. Compete at the Athletic Stadium, Clark, Emilia Nova recorded a time of 13.61 seconds when descending on the women’s 100 meters. Emilia defeated seven of her competitors including Vietnam’s representative, Yen Hoa Tran Thi, who had to settle for a silver medal after losing 0.14 seconds. In third place, there was Singapore’s representative, Nur Izlyn Binte Zaini, who recorded a time of 13.92 seconds.