Hosts Philippines continued its lengthy stay at the top of 2019 Southeast Asian Games medal tally at the end of Day 3. The Philippines took its medal count to over 100 medals, 54 of which have come in gold. Vietnam at second also increased its total medal count to 80. Philippines have 110 medals in total with 37 silver and 19 bronze. second-placed Vietnam has won the most number of bronze medals, while fourth-placed Indonesia have won the second most number of bronze medals. Malaysia are third in the medal table with 48, while Indonesia (64) and Singapore (37) complete the top five in the medal standings. Malaysia are third despite having a fewer number of total medals, as a result of more number of gold medals. Check the complete medal table and country-wise standings. Southeast Asian Games 2019: Thousands Flee As Typhoon Kammuri Churns Towards Philippines, Threatens SEA Games Near Manila.
Southeast Asian Games 2019, officially called the 2019 SEA Games, is a biennial multi-sport event organised by the Philippines Olympic Committee (POC). The sport is played between 11 countries from Southeast Asia. The event is being held in the Philippines and started on November 24, 2019. Countries participating in SEA 2019 are hosts Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei and East Timor. The event started in 1959 with Thailand being the first nation to host the Games since then it is being held every two years.
The 30th edition of the Southeast Games (SEA) 2019 will also mark the first time the competition has been decentralised from one particular venue to multiple venues. SAE 2019 in the Philippines will be spread across 23 cities in the country and have been divided into four clumps, all of which are located on the island of Luzon. A total of 56 sports divided by 529 events will take place at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, making this edition the largest Southeast Asian Games in terms of the number of sports and events contested. Badminton, among the other sports, was a last-minute addition to sporting events in SEA 2019 after being initially left out of the original list.
Thailand is the most successful nation at the SEA Games with a total of 5810 medals. They also lead the medal tally in each of the three (gold, silver and bronze) medal categories. Thailand have won a total of 2162 gold, 1827 silver and 1821 bronze medals. Indonesia are the second most successful nation with 5041 (1752 gold, 1620 silver and 1669 bronze) medals. Malaysia (4077), Philippines (3351) and Singapore (3144) complete the top-five successful nations at the Games.