Cambodia’s Medal Tally Rises to 100 as of May 8

The total number of medals grabbed by Cambodia, the host country, at the SEA Games 2023 jumped to 100 on May 8, up from 72 yesterday, making the Kingdom remain at the top of the Medal Table.

Of the 100 medals, 37 are gold, 31 are silver and 32 are bronze, according to the latest update of the Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC).

The 37 gold medals include 8 in Vovinam, 8 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), 2 in Triathlon, 1 in Basketball, 1 in Cricket, 1 in Karate, 1 in Pencak Silat, and 1 Billiard.

Vietnam ranked second with 29 gold, 29 silver and 35 bronze medals; while the third, fourth and fifth places went to Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines with 28 gold, 21 silver and 33 bronze; 22 gold, 19 silver and 43 bronze; and 18 gold, 30 silver and 32 bronze, respectively.

Singapore came in sixth with 15 gold, 11 silver and 15 bronze medals, followed by Malaysia with 10 gold, 13 silver and 24 bronze; Myanmar with 8 gold, 7 silver and 23 bronze; Laos with 4 gold, 7 silver and 27 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