Thailand defeat Vietnam to retain women's volleyball gold

The Thailand team (front) celebrates winning the gold. Thailand claimed the SEA Games women's volleyball gold on Monday evening at the OCBC Arena Hall 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The Thailand team (front) celebrates winning the gold. Thailand claimed the SEA Games women's volleyball gold on Monday evening at the OCBC Arena Hall 2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Thailand claimed the SEA Games women's volleyball gold on Monday evening at the OCBC Arena Hall 2.

The reigning champions thrashed Vietnam 25-18, 25-18, 25-15.

Despite Vietnam having more spikes - 199 - they could not break through the Thais' air-tight defence.

On top of that, the Thais were sharp in their attack, with No. 6 Onuna Sittirak scoring through 21 spikes. Her jump serves also proved lethal as she scored five aces, to thunderous cheers from the crowd.

The men's volleyball final between Thailand and Vietnam will be held on Tuesday at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 at 5pm.

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