(Eagle News) – The Philippines is the over-all champion of the 30th Southeast Asian Games with a hefty gold medal haul of 149, dominating the biennial regional sports meet, while second placer Vietnam has 96 golds as of evening of Dec. 10.
The host country thus makes a dominating presence in the biggest SEA games in history with a total medal haul of 385. Aside from the 149 golds, it had 117 silvers, and 119 bronze medals.
It has 100 medals more than Vietnam that won 285 medals in all: 96 golds, 85 silvers and 104 bronzes.
The Philippines also has 53 gold medals more than second placer Vietnam, thus making its mark as a sports leader in the region.
Thailand comes in third place with 92 golds, 102 silvers and 122 bronzes.
Fourth is Indonesia with 72 golds, 83 silvers and 111 bronzes.
Fifth is Malaysia with 55 golds, 58 silvers, and 71 bronze medals.
Next is Singapore with 53 golds, 46 silvers and 69 bronzes; followed by Myanmar with four golds, 18 silvers and 51 bronzes; Cambodia with also four golds, six silvers and 36 bronze medals; Brunei Darussalam with two golds, five silvers and six bronzes; and Laos with one gold, five silvers and 27 bronze medals.
Last is Timor Leste with one silver and five bronze medals.
Only one more sports event is set Wednesday morning, men’s beach handball, between Philippines and Thailand. If the country wins this, it will have 150 gold medals in all at the closing of the games.
Closing ceremonies of the 2019 SEA Games are scheduled to be held later in the evening at the new athletics stadium in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.