MANILA — Cambodia finally clinched its very first gold medal, as it took the top spot in petanque after beating Malaysia in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Thursday in front of Royce Hotel at Clark, Pampanga.
Sorakhim Sreng, Yary Khoun and Dina Duong trounced the Malaysian trio of Nurashimah Senin, Nur Farah Hana Nusa and Edie Sufiqriyani, 13-4 in the finals of the triples event to win the first gold medal for their country.
Earlier, Cambodia turned back Laos, 13-9 in the semifinals to arrange a final showdown against 2017 SEA Games silver medalists Malaysia who beat Myanmar, 13-9.
Malaysia settled for the silver medal while Myanmar and Laos pocketed the bronze medal.
In the men’s triples, Malaysia dethroned Thailand after posting a 13-11 victory in the finals.
Composed of Mat Daud Muhamad Hafizuddin, Syed Ali Akmal Fikri and Musmin Saiful Bahri, the Malaysian team imposed its might against the trio of Srimueang Wanchaloem, Chamchoi Piyabut and Roeksanit Panukorn to take the win.
Malaysia has two medals from men’s triples, (gold) and women’s triples. (PR)