Cambodia, the host country, gained in total 72 medals as of the third day of SEA Games 2023, thus staying at the top of the Medal Table for three consecutive days.
Of the 72 medals, 29 are gold, 21 are silver and 22 are bronze, according to the latest update of the Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC).
The 29 gold medals include 6 in Vovinam, 4 in Kun Bokator, 4 in Chinlone, 3 in Jiu-Jitsu, 2 in Kun Khmer, 2 in Soft Tennis, 2 in E-Sports, 1 in Ouk Chaktrang (Chess), 1 in Aquathlon, 1 in Basketball, 1 in Cricket, 1 in Karate, and 1 in Pencak Silat.
Thailand ranked second with 16 gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze medals; while the third, fourth and fifth places went to Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines with 16 gold, 11 silver and 24 bronze; 15 gold, 18 silver and 27 bronze; and 13 gold, 19 silver and 19 bronze, respectively.
Singapore came in sixth with 9 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze medals, followed by Malaysia with 6 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze; Myanmar with 5 gold, 2 silver and 18 bronze; Laos with 3 gold, 5 silver and 18 bronze; Brunei with 1 silver and 2 bronze; and Timor-Leste with 2 bronze.
Cambodia thus broke its SEA Games medal record compared to the 17 gold medals gained in the SEA Games hosted by Malaysia in 1971.
A 1,203-strong Cambodian delegation, including 896 athletes, have been taking part in the 32nd SEA Games that the Kingdom is hosting for the first time in 64 years under the motto “Sport: Living in Peace”.
Cambodia bagged 63 medals – nine gold, 13 silver and 41 bronze – in the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam in 2022.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse