December 20, 2012
Lao women triple petanque athletes Noytavanh Paseuth, Kanlaya Vongpaseuth, Chansamone Vongsavath and Linda Keobolabod managed to defeat their Thai opponents 13-6 in the women’s triple final at the Petanque Court, National University of Laos yesterday. The Thai side consisted of Wanida Tespituk, Nattaya Yoothong, Aoyjai Khamvong, and Pacharin Sanjumnai.
“I feel so great. We have trained hard since August. The opponents played relatively well today. They were strong. I would like to thank the Lao people who have come to cheer us on today,” said the medalist student of the Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences Linda Keobalabod.
Yesterday’s petanque competition also saw the victory of Thai petanque triple team defeating their opponents from Malaysia 13-11.
The Thai team was made of Siriyanon Vacharachai, Sukarom Anupong, Kajorndechasak Atthaporn, Jaihao Methawat. Meanwhile the Malaysian team consisted of Abdul Muiz Abdul Razab, Mohamad Syahir Syahmi Hassan, Muhamad Nuzul Azwan Ahmad Temizi, and Mohd Azri Ramli.
The Lao male football team failed to win a gold medal, losing to Thai rival 2-0 at km 16 National Stadium, yesterday.
At the final match, at km 16 National Stadium was full of Lao football fans yesterday. The bronze medal was Malaysian football team who triumphed Myanmar 3-2.
The rank of Laos was fifth at the medal count table by winning 30 gold medals while the first rank was Malaysia with 60 gold medals, followed by Vietnam with 56 gold medals, Indonesia with 41 gold medals and Thailand with 39 gold medals.