INDONESIA'S Suryo Agung Wibowo broke his own Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 100 metres record on the first day of track and field yesterday as Thailand pulled clear at the top of the medals table.
On the penultimate night of action in the pool, SEA Games records were smashed in every race, with Singapore notching another two gold while badminton powerhouses Indonesia and Malaysia shared the team spoils.
Indonesia's Suryo ran 10.17 seconds, also knocking 0.03 seconds off the Indonesian national record of 10.20s, yelling "December 13 is mine" as he
celebrated his win. The Indonesian runner had set the previous SEA Games record of 10.25s in Thailand in 2007. He said he was "very proud and happy" to break both Indonesia's national record and the SEA Games mark.
Thailand took three athletics gold, in the men's 400m hurdles, triple jump and shot put to help take their overall tally at the Games to 29, four clear of nearest challengers Vietnam.
Narongdech Janjai won the men's 400m hurdles in 52.49s, Theerayut Philakong took triple jump gold with a jump of 16.51 metres and Chatchawal Polyiam won the shot put with a throw of 17.59m.
Courtesy from Brunei Times