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A look at how the major SEA Games countries fared over the years

We look at the performances of the major South-east Asian nations from 1973


  • Gold: 84
  • Silver: 73
  • Bronze: 102
  • Total: 259 medals 
  • Games records: 25
  • National records: 29
  • Personal bests: 74


The pool was the most successful sporting arena for Singapore at the SEA Games, with the swimmers winning 42 medals, 23 of them gold. 

Joseph Schooling topped the charts with a nine-gold, nine-Games record performance in nine events propelling the sport to its best medal haul at the biennial Games.

The sailors were the Republic's second best performers with another best-ever showing, returning with a 10-gold, seven-silver, and three-bronze haul. 

The sport of canoeing is next on the list, with its seven-gold, five-silver showing, also an unprecedented return at the Games. 



Having spent some two years in preparation for the SEA Games, much was expected of Aide Iskandar's footballers (above), who crashed out at the group stage.

Ten petanque events were featured at the Padang, with the Singapore side failing to win a single medal.

Thailand dominated with eight golds, and Malaysia and Vietnam taking the other two on offer. 

The Republic's tennis players are still some way away from matching their regional counterparts, with no Singaporean making it past the quarter-final stage in any of the seven events played at the Kallang Tennis Centre. 

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