Puripol Boonson triumphed in the SEA Games men's 100m race ©Getty Images

Thailand’s Puripol Boonson has claimed his first Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 100 metres gold as Philippines’ Kayla Richardson retained the women’s 100m title in Hanoi in Vietnam.

Boonson recorded a time of 10.44 seconds to speed past compatriot Soraoat Dapbang and Singapore’s Marc Brian Louis at the My Dinh National Stadium.

Dapbang clocked 10.55sec and Louis notched 10.56 to secure silver and bronze respectively.

Meanwhile in the women's 100m Richardson timed at 11.60 which was 0.02 seconds faster than Veronica Shanti Pereira of Philippines and 0.06 quicker than Supanich Poolkerd of Thailand.

Vietnam’s Nguyễn Thị Huyền, Hoàng Thị Ngọc, Quách Thị Lan and Nguyen Thi Hang defended their women’s 4x400m relay title after clocking 3min 37.99sec.

Thaliand finished second on 3:42.09 while Philippines came third with a time of 3:42.26.

Hong Le Pham Thi continued the hosts success as she won the women’s 10,000m in 35:56.38.

Thin Mar Se of Myanmar and Chui Ling Goh of Singapore collected silver and bronze after ending the race in 38:22.01 and 39:22.26 respectively.

Vietnam also made their mark with Lò Thị Hoàng setting a SEA Games record of 55.37 metres on her way to gold in the women’s javelin.

Buoban Pamang had set the previous record at 55.97m in 2007.

Kayla Richardson triumphed in the women's 100m race after beating closest challengers Veronica Shanti Pereira and Supanich Poolkerd ©Getty Images
Kayla Richardson triumphed in the women's 100m race after beating closest challengers Veronica Shanti Pereira and Supanich Poolkerd ©Getty Images

Thaliand’s Jariya Wichaidit took silver with 55.65m and Philippines’ Evalyn Palabrica was awarded bronze for throwing 49.07m.

Kobsit Sittichai ensured Thailand tasted victory in the men’s high jump after leaping 2.21m.

Malaysia’s Nauraj Singh Randhawa walked away with silver as compatriot Mohamad Eizlan Dahalan, Thailand’s Tawan Kaewkam and Vietnam’s Anh Vu Duc all won bronze.

Singapore capped off the Southeast Asian Games fencing competition by claiming a national record of medals in the event at the Hanoi Indoor Games Gymnasium in the Vietnamese capital.

Au Eong, Matthew Lim, Kieren Lock and Joel Chiu combined to beat Malaysia 45-28 in the men’s foil team final.

Their golden success means they secured six golds, four silvers and five bronzes, which surpasses the four golds, three silvers and six bronzes they won in the Philippines in 2019.

In the women’s sabre team event, Vietnam recorded their fifth fencing victory thanks to Bui Thi Thu Ha, Phung Thi Khanh Linh, Do Thi Tam, and Pham Thi Thu Hoai defeating Singapore 45-39.

Vietnam also achieved one silver and five bronzes in the sport.

The bronzes for both disciplines were won by the Philippines and Thailand.

Vietnam have now won 126 golds, 76 silvers and 74 bronzes to remain top of the overall medals table.

Thailand are second with 53 golds, 59 silvers and 81 bronzes while Philippines are third on 38 golds, 49 silvers and 65 bronzes.