THAILAND claimed two gold medals in chinlone to claim the early lead in the overall medal tally even as the Philippines waits to see action in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.
The Thai men’s and women’s team swept the The Same Strokes competition, beating Cambodia (258-238) and Laos (202-192).
Thailand, which is expected to figure on top of the overall tally, now has two golds and two silver medals to overtake Myanmar with the formal duration of the Games to start on December 11.
The host country won the first two gold medals of the SEA Games courtesy of the men’s and women’s The Linking.
Laos has a 0-1-2 gold-silver-bronze output so far, followed by Cambodia (0-1-1), and Malaysia (0-0-4).
The Philippines is set to begin its campaign with wushu on Saturday.