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SEA Games 2005 (Day 3)
  • November 29th, 2005

The host country leads again on the closing of Day 3 with 29 gold medals. On this fruitful day, they earned also hauled 12 silvers and 17 bronzes to bring its total medal tally to 58. Vietnam is hot on their heels with a medal tally of 17 golds, 14 silvers and 20 bronzes, for a total of 51 medals. Third is Malaysia with 10 golds, 11 silvers and 9 bronzes

Singapore herself saw a harvest of eight gold medals in todays Day 3 of SEA Games competition, 4 came from the swimming contingent, 2 of which came from our ‘Golden Girl’ Joscelin Yeo, while a historic first gold in women’s artistic gymnastics team

In province of Bacolod, it was in full alert yesterday, with Phillipines Arroyo’s visit and following bomb scare. A bomb-sniffing dog picked up a scent in a van at a parking lot near the stadium at the volleyball venue at West Negros College. Bacolod City Police Superintendent Pedro Merced said the man who owns the van is being questioned, and the vehicle was taken for further investigation. There was no immediate word on whether there was a bomb or explosives in the van. More than 17,000 police and security forces are on high alert during the Games

Back to athletics action there was ‘drama’ in both 4x100m women’s and men’s relay. Though Thailand (39.74 for men) swept both women & men relay as unexpected, it was the baton dropping and disqualification that made the headlines. In the 4x100m men relay, Indonesia (39.79) were disqualified after the Indonesian runner dropped the baton with metres away from the finish line who was then on par with the Thais for gold-silver. Due to the disqualification, Phillipines (40.55) is awarded silver and Singapore (40.59, season best) bronze. Malaysia (40.86) finish fifth. In the women’s 4x100m relay, Thailand ladies outclassed the other teams winnng in a time of 44.30. Vietnam (45.11) silver, Indonesia finished third

Singapore thrower, Du Xianhui who is always seen as the lesser known of the 2 women’s thrower compared to the more successful Guirong, now has equal share of the limelight when she edged second placed thrower Thai’s Juthaporn Krasaeyan (48.93m) and third placed Guirong in the discus. Xianhui threw 49.48m to Guirong’s 48.62m

The other Singapore track athlete who competed today was Firdaus Hassan in the 400m who finished 8th with a time of 49.78s, in his debut individual SEA Games event. Singapore athlete remains in action is James Wong in the discus 1710H and Mohd Shameer in the 200m 1500H tommorrow Wednesday and on Day 8, Vivian Tang in the women’s marathon

Tommorrow Schedule, Day 4 (30th Nov, Wed)

0700H 20 Km. Walk M Finals
1430H Pole Vault M Finals
1430H Hammer Throw M Finals
1430H Long Jump W Heptathlon (5)
1500H 200M M Finals
1515H 200M W Finals
1530H 1500m M Finals
1600H Javelin Throw W Heptathlon (6)
1600H Triple Jump W Finals
1615H 4x400m Relay M Finals
1630H 5000m W Finals
1645H 4x400m Relay W Finals
1710H Discus Throw M Finals
1730H 800m W Heptathlon (7) _ Finals
1730H 5000m M Finals
1630H 4x100m Relay W Finals
1645H 200m W Heptathlon (4)
1645H Javelin Throw M Decathlon (9)
1700H 400m W Finals
1700H 400m M Finals

Day 3 Result (29th November, Tuesday)

530H 10 Km Walk W Finals
1 Yu Fang MALAYSIA 1:42.52
3 Darwati INDONESIA 1:52.13.4
3 Yahaphon Peamsakun THAILAND 1:53.52.6

900H Hammer Throw M Finals
1 Arnel Ferrera PHILLIPINES 60.47m – New Seagames Record
2 Jerro Perater PHILLIPINES 53.44m
3 Yong Karos Kanjus THAILAND 52.74m

1015H 400M Hurdles W Finals
1 Wassana Winatho THAILAND 57.20
2 Nguyen Thi Nu VIETNAM 1:00.37
3 Mary Grace Milgar PHILIPPINES 1:01.37

1500H Discuss Throw W Finals
1 Du Xianhui SINGAPORE 49.48m
2 Juthaporn Krasaeyan THAILAND 48.93m
3 Zhang Guirong SINGAPORE 48.62m

1545H 400M Hurdles M Finals
1 Shahadan MALAYSIA 51.28s – New Seagames Record
2 Apisit kuttiyawan THAILAND 51.54s
3 Zulkarnain Purba INDONESIA 51.61s

1615H 4x100m Relay M Finals
1 Thais 39.74.
2 Indonesia 39.79 (DQ, silver stripped)
3 Philippines 40.55 (Awarded silver)
4 Singapore 40.59 (Awarded bronze)
5 Malaysians 40.86

1630H Triple Jump W Finals
1 Sin Mei MALAYSIA 13.61m

1630H 4x100m Relay W Finals
1 Thais 44.30
2 Vietnam 45.11
3 Indonesia

1700H 400m M Finals
1 Jimar Aing PHILIPPINES 47.03
2 Ernie Candelario PHILIPPINES 47.06
3 Mohammed Zafril Zuslaini MALAYSIA 47.25
8 Muhd Firdaus bin Juhari SINGAPORE 49.78

1715H Shot Put M Finals
1 Chatchawal Polyeng THAILAND 17.06m
2 Sarayudh Pinitit THAILAND 16.66
3 James Wong SINGAPORE 12.66m


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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