offered to pay all
expenses for Thailand's national team to train in England at the Manchester
preparation for Thailand's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Note: Manchester City is not the
popular Manchester United team!
Thongsuk Teerathep, best known by his nickname ''Leesaw'',
once played for the English Club Crystal Palace.
Teerathep Winothai will be playing for his fourth
SouthEast Asian Games gold.
Thailand defeats Myanmar 3-2 in football.
The official SEA Games opening day &
Rama IX's 80th birthday. More than 1000 Thai athletes celebrated Rama
IX's 80th birthday at a candle lit opening ceremony with the King.
Thailand defeated Cambodia 8-0 in
football and is set to advance to the second round / semi-finals. The
match on King Rama IX's birthday was played before a boisterous home crowd.
The game & ceremonies with Rama IX were televised nationally of Thai TV.
Overall: Thailand defeated Myanmar and Cambodia.
Overall: Indonesia defeated Cambodia & tied
Overall: Myanmar lost to
Thailand & tied Indonesia.
Overall: Cambodia has lost to
Thailand & Indonesia.
Thailand will play Indonesia in the
last match of this round on Friday. Thailand has already qualified for
the semi-final round & is expected to rest several players in preparation for
the next round.
Thailand will face Singapore in the
1st semi-final round match
Thailand swept aerobic gymnastics
.. winning all 4 events. In the men's individual aerobic gymnastics
Thailand also won the 2nd place medal. In the women's individual
aerobic gymnastics Thailand won gold & bronze.
In Table Tennis Thailand won 2nd
in both of men & women events today.
Singapore won gold in both men's &
women's table tennis.
The Singapore gold winners in both
men's & women's table tennis are both Chinese born.
5 more table tennis events are
scheduled but it will be difficult for Thailand to get past the 100% Chinese
born Singapore team.
December 6: Tennis
competition begins on Friday. Thai men open against Malaysia & Thai women
open against Myanmar. Thailand is the top seed in both men's tennis &
Sepak Takraw translates literally
to kick rattan. In the SEA Games a rubber coated ball is used
this year & Malaysia has withdrawn in protest.
Thailand topped favored Myanmar in
both men's & women's Sepak Takraw Hoop events.
Sepak Takraw is a southeast Asian
game similar to volley ball.. played with a woven 'straw rattan ball'
using only the feet.
Thailand has won the first 2 of 8
medals in Sepak Takraw. A packed standing room only crowd of over
1000 cheered on the home teams in the Hoop Sepak Takraw events.
In Sepak Takraw Hoop a point is scored when the rattan ball
is kicked into an elevated hoop.
Sepak Takraw is a game you will see
played on Thai beaches, in Bangkok vacant lots & even at Thai motorbike
taxi stands. In my experience Sepak Takraw is the most popular
recreational game in Thailand.
Thai women took first & second in women's
down hill bike racing on the steep 75° slopes at Khao Yai Thaing. Only 3
persons were entered in the dangerous event. Thailand captured 3rd in the
Basketball competition begins on Friday.
The SEA Games are using a non-Olympic standard ball. (?) ,,
The Singapore team contends the Japanese
Mikasa brand ball is of a different size & texture from the Olympic standard
Molten brand ball. + The Mikasa brand basketballball was not made
available to all teams!
Singapore and Malaysia both report
differences in size, quality and texture.
If size & texture are not Olympic standard
this is an incredible story... We will report back when we see & feel the Mikasa
& Molten side by side.
Similar to Sepak Takraw's non-standard rubber
coated ball, a special
non-standard, non-traditional ball is being introduced by the Thai SEA Games committee at these games.
Swimming begins on Friday.
The H20 is reported to be standard water with chlorine.
Swimming and Track & Field began today.
Thai woman won gold in the
100m freestyle & the 4x200 relay.
Thailand's teenage swimming protégé Natthanan
Jankranjang's time of 57.55 won the first 100m gold for Thailand in 16 years.
Natthanan Jankranjang is expected to repeat her 2005 win in the 200m freestyle
later this week.
The gold winning Thai women's 4x200 freestyle relay
team's time of 8.20.77 broke the old SEA Games record by over 4 seconds.
This is the 6th consecutive win for Thai women's 4x200 relay.
Malaysian ladies won gold in the 200m backstroke,
2.17.39, & 200 IM, 2.18.52.
Thai men won no gold but did win the silver in the
4x200 relay. Malaysia won gold in the men's 4x200 relay, 7.38.62.
PI men copped gold in both the 200m backstroke, 2.05.82
& 400 IM.
6 events are scheduled for Saturday with the finals
beginning at 6 pm.
In the first day of track & field
Thailand won 6 out of 9 golds. In 2 of the 3 track events Thailand
did not win gold Thai's placed second!
Wassana Winatho won gold in the woman's 400m hurdles,
57.21. Winatho collapsed after the finish & had to be carried off the
track on a stretcher. Team leader Winatho reported to be Ok & is
expected to compete in 2 more events the 4x400m relay and heptathlon.
Buaban Pamang won the women's Javelin with a record
setting throw, 55.97. Chiang Mai's Pamangbroke her own SEA Games record
she set in '05. Pamang is the reigning champion for the '07 Asian games,
'07 Asian Championships & '07 World University Games. Pamang has an
excellent chance to medal at the Olympic Games set for '08 in Shanghai!
Chatchawal Polyemg won the men's shot put with a SEA
Games record 17.43m put. Thailand also won second.
Theerayut Philakong won gold in the men's triple jump
with a record setting jump, 16.44. Thailand also won second.
Boonthung Srisung won the men's 5000m, 14.08.03.
This is Srisung's 3rd SEA Game's gold medal!
Apisit Kuttiyawan won the men's 400m hurdles, 50.38.
Thailand's Watchara Sondee was favored in the men's
100m. He was beaten by .01 second by record setting Indonesian Suryo
Agung Wibowo, 10.25. It was several minutes before it was clear who the
winner was. .01 second is beyond a close race!
Nongnuch Sanrat came in second in the women's 100m,
Thai Jutamass Tawoncharoen had the fastest time of the
day in the prelims, 11.38. However she injured her leg just as she
crossed the finish line & was unable to compete in the finals. We are
waiting for an update regarding her availability for other events later in the
SEA Games. Sanrat runs the 4th leg of the favored Thai ladies'
Vietnam's Truong Thanh Hang broke her own women's 1500m
record by over 6 seconds, 4.11.60
Thailand's badminton teams are both
advanced to the semifinals
The women's badminton team is lead by HRH
(her royal highness) Thai Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana.
The women's team is young. Previous team
leaders have retired since the last games.
Both the men's & women's team is looking good for
Thai men's soccer completed the
preliminary round with a perfect record.
Thailand defeated Indonesia 2-1 in an exciting match on
Malaysia won the first Equestrian event with Indonesia 2nd
& Thailand 3rd.
Vietnam won the 1st 2 golds in Wrestling. men's 84kg &
Thailand won the Duilian event of WuShu martial arts.
Malaysia was second & Myanmar 3rd.
WuShu is a full contact Chinese martial art.
Laos won a gold in the men's petanque rifle shooting.
After 5 days Thailand leads in the gold
count with 33. Vietnam is second with 14.
In snooker the Thai team took gold,
beating the Malaysian team 3-0 in the finals.
Thailand's leading cross country
bicyclist, Tawatchai Masae, won the cross country
bicycle gold with the Philippine's rider second.
Thailand won the men's artistic gymnastics with Vietnam
2nd & Malaysia 3rd.
In tennis, both the Thai men & Thai women are in the final
round & are on their way to gold.
Thai men came from behind to defeat defending
champion Philippines team 3-2. The Philippines team won gold in
Thai men face Malaysia today in the finals.
Thai women easily defeated Malaysian women 3-0
Danai Udomchoke, left, saved the day for the Thai
men with a decisive victory on Friday.
In Boxing Thailand has won all it's matches to this point.
Lightweight Amnat Ruenroeng easily won his match. Ex-convict Amnat Ruenroeng has already qualified for the
Five Thai boxers will box for the final places today.
In Dance Sport Thailand waltzed to 3 of 5 gold medals.
In men's 100m breaststroke Vietnam captured gold, 1.03.73, with Thailand
winning second & third.
In the men's 200IM Philippines captured gold, 2.05.50, with Thailand
coming in second.
Singapore won the men's 100m freestyle.
Singapore won the women's 100m breaststroke, 1.10.15. a new record
In the women's 400m freestyle Malaysia captured the gold, 4.18.20, with
Thailand placing 3rd.
Track and Field.
In the men's hammer throw PI won the gold, 60.98m, setting a new games
record. Thailand placed second
In the men's 3000m Steeplechase PI won gold, 5.54.21, with Thailand
In the men's 800m Vietnam won gold, 1.51.16.
Malaysia won the means 4x400 relay Malaysia won gold, 3.07.95 .
Thailand placed second.
Vietnam captured the men's decathlon gold, 7457 points. Thailand placed second
In the women's long jump PI took the gold, 6.31m. Thailand placed
In the women's 800m Vietnam placed 1st & second. New record,
2.02.39. Truong Thanh Hang of Vietnam won the event for her second gold &
Vietnam captured gold in the women's high jump, 1.86m. Thailand
Indonesia won the woman's discus, 49.46m. Thailand placed second.
Women's marathon was won by Thai Sunisa Sailomyen, 2:43.33
Indonesia won the men's marathon. 2;23.46
Men's 20 km walk was won by Indonesia, 1:30.37
Women's 20 km walk was also won by Indonesia, !:41.47
In the women's 53kg class Thailand's Suda Chaleepai won gold.
Indonesia won the men's 56kg class.
PIs are dominating fencing.
Indonesia has won 1 gold.
Vietnam won the women's 53kg & 54 kg classes
Indonesia won the men's 74kg class
Table tennis. The finals were an all Singapore event.. Chinese born
Singapore women faced each other in the finals.
Artistic gymnastics. Singapore won all 4 golds offered today
Pencak Silat, martial arts. A traditional martial art originating on the
Malay Peninsula. National martial art of Indonesia.
Gold captured by Brunei.
Petanque: A remnant of French colonialism. A French
lawn game involving rolling metal balls at wooden balls.
Chanmean Sok captured the first gold for Cambodia by best rolling the
PI women led by a 5' 10"American Filipino are set to play Thailand.
With 2 games left the dominating Filipinos & Thai will determine the champion
Thailand leads the gold rush with 43. Vietnam is second with 23.
Thailand won the men's gold.
Thai women defeated their closest rival
the Philippine Island women 70-54. After falling behind late in the
second quarter, the Thai round ball lasses rallied to the convincing win.
The Philippine's leader, Filipina American. fouled out early in the second
Indonesia won the men's 69kg class defeating the favored Thai
In the men's 77kg class Indonesia won gold with a 341kg total.
Thailand was second.
Thai lass teenager Khanittha Petanang won the the
69kg class. Petanang lifted a total of 212kg. Vietnam was second.
In the women's 63kg class Vietnam won gold with a total of 220.
Thailand was second.
Indonesia won a gold in rowing.
All 7 Thai ladies boxers have made it to the finals.
Thai ladies will meet ladies from the Philipines in 6 of the 7 weight
Men's team Results after the first round: 209
Philippines; 210 Indonesia; 212 Malaysia; 214 Thailand; 217 Vietnam
No Thai men are in the top 7.
Track .. 6 out of 9 gold medal winners set new Southeast Asian games records!
Thailand won 5 0f 9 events
Thai men won the 4x100 relay in record setting time. 38.95. Thr
previous record had stood for 8 years. Indonesia 2nd & Malaysia 3rd.
Thai women won the 4x100 relay in record setting time. 44.00 Vietnam
2nd & Malaysia 3rd.
Thailand won the men's pole vault with another record. Sompong Saombankuay
vaulted 5.1m. Thailand was 2nd & Philippines 3rd.
Thailand also had a 1 - 2 finish in the discus. 54.13m won.
Philippines was 3rd.
Thailand's Boonthung Srisung comfortable won the men's 10k. 31.16.75
Philippines was 2nd.
Philipines won the men's long jump, 7.87m.
Indonesia won the women's 110m hurdles. 13.51
Malaysia won the women's hammer throw. 52.93
Thai lass Natthanan Jankrajang won the women's 200 Free in record setting
time. 2.04.01 The old record was set in '99. This is Jankrajang fourth
Jankrajang won 10 (TEN) golds at the Thai national championships last
summer. Jankrajang is in a dispute with the Thai athletic association
and says she may not compete for the national team in the future.
Philippines won the men's 200 breast.
Philippines won the men's 50 free. 22.80
Philippines won the men's 1500. Thailand was 2nd
Singapore women won the won the 400m medley relay. 4.13.18. Thailand
lead by Natthanan Jankrajang placed 3rd.
Vietnam won 5 golds
Thailand won 3 golds, surpassing their expected 1 gold
Thailand now has 79 gold. Number 2 Vietnam has 41. Singapore has 32
Sports Authority of Thailand will provide 50 million Tbt to Thai athletes.
a gold medallist = 200,000 Tbt, 2nd= 100,000 Tbt & 3rd=50,000 Tbt.
Thailand defeated Singapore 3-0 to advance to the
Singapore defeated Thailand in the ASEAN Championships earlier in 2007.
Vietnam plays Myanmar in the other semi-final match