Indonesia’s Yahuza celebrates after winning the men’s marathon event at the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia Wednesday, 16 november 2011.
Indonesian cycling gold medalist Yanthi Fuciyanti (middle), flanked by Thai silver medalist Chanpeng Nontasin (right) and Singaporean bronze medal winner Dinah Chan display their medals on Wednesday, 16 november 2011
Indonesia’s Triyaningsih, center right, celebrates with her mother Ngatiyatni, center left, after winning the women’s marathon event at the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia Wednesday, 16 november 2011
Indonesia is on the top of the rank. Sitting on the first place, indonesia has recorded 182 gold medal, 151 silver and 143 bronze with the sum of 476 total medal achieved. Followed by Thailand on the second place with 109 gold and Vietnam with 96 gold medal.
SEA Games 2011 held in 11 days from November 11, 2011 - November 22, 2011 in two host cities, Palembang and Jakarta with 542 gold medals to be competed through 44 sports.
Indonesia was set to host the 2011 SEA Games in the SEA Games Federation Council Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand 6 September 2006. This year is the fourth time for Indonesia to be host country for SEA Games after year 1979, 1987, and 1997.
Started with an awesome opening/welcoming ceremony, all the competitors came with a courage and spirit to fight and win the Gold medal as the representative of their own country. Indonesia started the week with a great result. Gold, gold, and gold.
We must be proud of our athletes. They push themselves to the limit to give the best for Indonesia. Day by day, we could see so many potential and talent that Indonesian have. And somehow, we are all asked to participate more, in every aspect, to advance our nation. Our smallest contribution became the gold that play role in our country’s development.
As the final of the soccer game held, a match between Indonesia and Malaysia, the public enthusiasm reached its peak. Ended with the result of 1-1, Malaysia became the winner by the penalty shot.
Some said, “Without winning the soccer game, 1st place on the chart become nothing.” This is such an uneducated statement and comment that Indonesian should stated. Winning the SEA games 2011 is notjust about one match. It is all about the experience, team works, efforts, and spirit to play sportsmanship. Our athletes came from many different kind of sports background. We should be proud of them and for their devotion and love to the sport, which they lived for. They struggled to seize gold medal for Indonesia, so that we MUST be proud of them and appreciate their effort to unite and raising the glory. The statement above must not be heard anymore since our winning should become a pride to all Indonesian people, and our country’s.
This SEA Games must be a way to unite allthe ASEAN and raise the respect aspect among each country. Working together to prove our existences must develop ASEAN. Lets hold our hands together and build an advance ASEAN countries!