Kelantan Gov't Sings Praises For Malaysian Athletes' Success At The Sea Games


Indonesia is set to finish fifth overall in the 2017 SEA Games, which many would say is an embarrassment considering the nation dwarfs every other country in terms of population (though it might come as no surprise to some, considering Indonesia's sporting institutions are generally either corrupt or completely inept).

The 27-year-old Magno lagged behind the podium finishers in the final, posting a personal best time of 1:51.893.

The Philippines ended up winning less than half of the projected number with 24 gold, 33 silver and 64 bronze medals.

SEAGF president Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar handed the flag to the Philippines Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco Jr. who in turn presented it to Alan Peter Cayetano, who is the 30th SEA Games Organising Committee chairman.

Sochi Winter Games Olympian Michael Martinez secured the silver medal in men's individual figure skating while Alyson Kirstie Perticheto took the bronze on the distaff side.

Host country Malaysia has already locked up the overall victor position, having earned 141 gold medals.

But Cynthia Carrion, in an interview with Filipino journalists in Kuala Lumpur, said she made the prediction to motivate the athletes.

As of Tuesday, Indonesia won 38 gold, 62 silver and 84 bronze medals in the SEA Games, while fourth-placed Singapore has 56 gold, 52 silver and 71 bronze medals.

"We must be well prepared with a special effort. Malaysians are great", he said. The country last sat at the top position in 2011, when we hosted the Games.

"They did not deserve a third place, not even a fourth", he said.