There was a full programme of track and field events on the second day of competition at the 7th South East Asian Games.
There was a full programme of track and field events on the second day of competition at the 7th South East Asian Games. In the Men's 100 metres Hurdles, Ishtiaq Moborak, running in land 2, captured the first gold medal for Malaysia in track. Mobarak won this event in 1969 and 1971.
Another reigning SEAP Games champion, Anat Ratanapol of Thailand won his event on Monday. Running in land 3 in the Men's 200 metres, the 25-year-old Army Lieutenant scored a sensational victory. Latanapol went on to complete the sprint double by winning the 100 metres dash.
In the Women's events, burma produced the youngest athletics champion in the SEAP Games when 15-year-old school girl, Mar Min, won the 800 metres in record time. The Burmese girl held off a great finish by Singapore's Swee Chee Lee to take the gold medal in 2 minutes 12.7 seconds, knocking 2.4 seconds off the SEAP mark.
The Women's 100 metres produced a shock defeat for the reigning champion Mweas Kheng of Khmer. Singapore's 22-year-old Eng Chiew Guay won narrowly in 12.6 seconds, beating Burmese girls Than Than who Game second and Aye Shwe who came in third.
A total of 9 gold medals in track and field were decided on the second day of competition.
At the indoor Swimming complex, Singapore, the host nation, scooped six of the seven gold medals at stake in the swimming events. Patricia Chan, who has won more swimming honours than she can remember, won the Women's 200 metres Individual Medley in the record time of 2 minutes 37.24 seconds. It was the 34th SEAP gold medal for the 19-year-old swimmer since she first competed in 1965.