Indonesia earned three table tennis titles at the ASEAN Para Games continued ©Kuala Lumpur 2017

Indonesia secured the gold medal in the men’s Para table tennis class 10 competition at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Komet Akbar and Dian David Mickael Jacobs proved too good for the Malaysian team in the concluding match of the round robin format.

Even with the backing of the home crowd at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre, the local players were unable to overcome their rivals.

Akbar got Indonesia off to the perfect start by beating Ahmad Syahir Mohd Kamal Saupi 11-1, 11-2, 11-5 in the first singles match.

Dian David then ensured Indonesian victory when he secured a straightforward 11-2, 12-10, 11-7 victory against Mohamed Azwar.

The Indonesia singles stars then lined up to beat Mohamed Azwar and Ahmad Syahir 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 in the doubles.

The result continued Indonesia’s success in table tennis at the Games, having already won the men’s class eight and women’s class six to eight competitions.

Table tennis and powerlifting were among the events continuing today ©Kuala Lumpur 2017
Table tennis and powerlifting were among the events continuing today ©Kuala Lumpur 2017

Thailand were able to celebrate a hat-trick of powerlifting medals today with Thongsa Marasri leading the way.

The Athens 2004 silver medallist defended his men’s 72 kilogram title by achieving a lift of 173kg.

The podium was completed by Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Hung and Ma Phuong Quang, with the team-mates lifting 167kg and 164kg respectively.

Kampa Pongtao triumphed in the men’s 80kg competition for Thailand, lifting a total of 165kg.

The hosts were able to cheer a silver medal in the event, with Malaysian Ma Hussein Mat Noh achieving a lift of 135kg.

Somkhuon Anon achieved Thailand’s third and final powerlifting title of the day.

She achieved a lift of 93kg in the women’s 67kg event, with Indonesia's Rahayu and Malaysian Bibiana Ahmad rounding off the top three.