Wanida Boonwan was one of seven Thai gold medallists on the final day of athletics ©Getty Images

Thailand replaced hosts Singapore at the top of the medal table by claiming seven gold medals on the final day of athletics competitions at the Southeast Asian Games.

Kunanon Sukkaew was one of the star performers on the day as he powered to the men’s 400 metres crown at the National Stadium, coming from behind to beat Vietnam's Quach Cong Lich in a Games record 46.00sec.

The Thai athletes monopolised the 4x100m relay races, clinching gold in both men’s and women’s events.

The men spoiled the party for the home nation as they crossed the line in a time of 38.99 to edge ahead of Singapore, while the women also reigned supreme, finishing in 44.27 ahead of Vietnam.

Thailand also took home gold in the men’s long jump as Supanara Sukhasvasti na Ayudhya leapt 7.75 metres, which proved enough to oust Pham van Lam of Vietnam.

The women’s high jump competition also went the way of the Thai team as Wanida Boonwan claimed a season’s best of 1.85m, two centimetres higher than Vietnam’s Pham Thi Diem.

Subenrat Insaeng posted a Games record 59.56m to reign supreme in the women’s discus, while Sunisa Khotseemueang’s claimed the heptathlon title, clocking 2:32.85 in the the final event, the 800m, to seal gold.

Indonesia's men's football team take on Thailand on Saturday hoping a win can reverse their fortunes with FIFA
Indonesia's men's football team take on Thailand on Saturday hoping a win can reverse their fortunes with FIFA ©SINGSOC

Elsewhere,, Thailand swept all four golds available in the golf competition as Natipong Srithong clinched victory in the men’s tournament with a play-off win over Singapore’s Johnson Poh on the first play-off hole.

His success was then replicated by 17-year-old Suthavee Chanachai, but her triumph came in much more comfortable fashion as she finished on seven-under, 11 shots clear of the rest of the field, and Thailand then went on to win both the men’s and women’s team crowns.

Indonesia’s men’s football team are in to the last four of the tournament in what could be their last appearance for a while on the international stage.

They were handed a ban from FIFA owing to interference from the Government in their Football Association after a disagreement surrounding over which teams can compete in the domestic league.

Indonesia knocked out the hosts in the group phase and they will come up against Thailand, remaining hopeful an upset can help boost their chances of having their suspension annulled.

“Even though we have our problem in our country, it's not a problem for us,” assistant manager Ferry Yuniarto Kono said.

“For the players maybe they have a bit of a dispute but we are aiming for the gold medal in the SEA Games and hopefully we can do our best.

“There are no political issues here.”

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