Malaysia's Nazmizan Mohammad stole the thunder on the third day of the Games with a spectacular victory in the 100m dash.
Like a bolt out of the blue, the 22-year-old sprinter dived ahead of early favourite Sittichai to win in 10.47.
The victory ended a 36-year drought for Malaysia in the blue riband event in athletics. The last Malaysian to win the 100m gold was G. Rajalingam in the 1967 Bangkok SEA Games.
Swimming continued its golden splash in the pool with Siow Yi Ting and Allen Ong bagging two gold medals.
The biggest shock of the day came in badminton when the Indon second-stringers packed off a full-strength Malaysia in the semi-finals of the men’s team event.
Elsewhere, karate, cycling and shooting continued to fire blanks.
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