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Philippines Continues to Lead in Medals at Southeast Asian Games


The host Philippines continues to lead the medals table after the third day of the Southeast Asian Games in Manila.

The Filipinos added gold medals on Tuesday in athletics, cross-country cycling, dulian wushu and kumite karate. The host nation now has 84 total medals, with 38 gold, 21 silver and 25 bronze.

Vietnam is second with 69 medals, including 20 gold. Thailand and Malaysia have each won 17 gold medals, but the Thais have 72 total medals to 47 for Malaysia.

Malaysians Yeoh Ken Nee and Leong Mun Yee each won their second gold medals in diving. On the track Tuesday, Thailand won both the men's and women's 4X100 meter relay races.

Singaporean athletes had a good day, winning four of the seven finals on the first night of swimming. In the football competition, Malaysia came from behind to beat the Philippines, 4-2, to earn a semifinal berth against Vietnam. Indonesia edged Cambodia, 1-0, and will play in the other semifinal against defending champion Thailand.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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