Thailand’s women’s national team today (Aug 21) won the gold medal after beating Malaysia two sets in the sepak takraw inter-regu match in the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia.
The Thai team won the first set 21-10 and 21-12 in the second set at the Titiwangsa Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
The winning of the women’s national regu sepak takraw team earned Thailand a total six gold medals in the 2017 SEA Games.
This is also the 9th gold medal for the Thai women’s sepak takraw team in SEA Games in this category.
Malaysia won the game yesterday to enter the final to play Thailand today after Indonesian team walked out to protest several refereeing decision at the 2017 SEA Games yesterday.
Stadiumastro website reported that the walkout came after several serves made by Indonesia were ruled illegal by match umpire Radhi Che Mei of Singapore during the second set – Malaysia had won the first set 22-20.
In the second set, when Indonesia were leading 16-10, the umpire made the call again. This caused the Indonesia players to walk off the court in protest and refuse to continue the match.