SEA Games 2021 in 2022: Day one - as it happened: Carlos Yulo wins men's individual all-round but Vietnam top Philippines in team event

The 2022 South East Asian Games are officially underway and there's a lot happening on the official Day 1 of competition, including gymnastics, badminton and football. Click here for results, schedules, live updates and live streams throughout the day.

By Ken Browne
Picture by Olympics.com

Welcome to the SEA Games 2021 (Postponed to 2022) which is set to showcase the best of Southeast Asian sport and culture.

After last night's spectacular Opening Ceremony it's showtime for the athletes today as the Games swing into action in earnest.

Here's a full preview of the event which will give you a good overview of what's going on and the stars of these Games to watch out for.

Today's medal finals are headlined by the Philipinnes' world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo who'll compete in the men's team all around, and the individual all-around today.

Here's a full gymnastics preview and schedule for these Games.

Women's volleyball, men's and women's football, and badminton will also take centre stage today.

And with 3x3 basketball, dancesport, chess, golf, kickboxing, kurash (A type of Asian wrestling), muaythai, pencak silat, petanque, rowing, sepak takraw, table tennis, tennis, volleyball and wushu all happening, there's a lot to enjoy.

Keep up right here, hit refresh for updates.

All times local in Hanoi.

LIVE!

SEA Games 2022 Live stream

The official live stream is online for today's action, watch it right here.

And with 15 sports set to be streamed live over the course of the Games, we'll try and bring you everything that's happening, Vietnam defeated Myanmar 1-0 in a big football clash, it streamed live here.

Esports began on the official Day 1 too, here's a link to the Free Fire competition, and League of Legends Wild Rift happened here.

9 pm - Vietnam beat Myanmar in men's football tournament

Vietnam have kept their hopes alive to successfully defend the title in the men's football tournament by defeating Myanmar 1-0 to reach the semis.

A 75th minute goal from captain Do Hung in the pouring rain was enough for the hosts who now have have seven points from their three games in group A. Indonesia and Myanmar both have six points but the Indonesians are ahead on better goal difference.

With one round of fixtures left it's still all in the balance, Vietnam will play Timor-Leste who have yet to win a point and will be expected to win comfortably, topping the group.

If they do that, the hosts will face the runner-up of Group B in their semi-final.

Indonesia will face Myanmar in their final group decider with both battling for a place in the semi-final, with the superior goal difference Indonesia would progress in the case of a draw.

7:20pm - Carlo Yulo: "My whole mindset is connected to the Olympics"

Finishing fourth in the vault at the Tokyo Games has made Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo even more determined for Paris 2024.

"I don't want to repeat the same mistakes that I've done there, I want to do something like Kohei Uchimura, of course that's a really high target, but I want to be like one of them.

"Paris is my goal right now, every competition is connected to 2024, my whole mindset is like Olympics, what if today was the Olympics?"

7pm - Carlos Yulo: "I'm so, so happy"

Olympics.com caught up with a happy Carlos Yulo after he successfully defended his individual SEA Games all-around title in Hanoi and leading his team to silver in the all-around men's team event.

"Overall I'm very happy, not just with my performance but with all of my team, they did really good today I'm so proud of them, I'm really really happy that we got a second place, I'm so happy right now."

Asked if he was impressed by the Vietnamese team he said "of course, they're our direct rival, I can say that our team is not yet there, but maybe next time."

It's been quite a year for the Filipino star, a second gold medal at the 2021 Worlds and then he came so close to a first Olympic podium, finishing in fourth place.

"Overall it was a good experience but I didn't do so well there (At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021), I was fourth in vault, I lost myself and that frustrates me, I want to do better and I think I can do better."

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Hope for us all?

6pm - Gymnastics: Carlos Yulo wins SEA Games 2021 men's all-around

Carlos Yulo is SEA Games in 2022 all-around champion, reclaiming the title he won at home in Manila at the last version of these Games.

It's a third SEA Games gold medal for the Filipino star gymnast as he held off a strong local challenge with Vietnamese athletes in second and third positions.

Result:

  1. Carlos Yulo (PHI) 85.150
  2. Le Thanh Tung (VIE) 84.050
  3. Dinh Phuong Thanh (VIE) 82.450

5:30pm - Gymnastics: Vietnam stun Philippines in men's team all-around

It's official! Vietnam are men's team all-around champs after a sensational performance on home soil.

Results:

  1. Vietnam 331.250
  2. Philippines 301.600
  3. Singapore 297.650

Big scores from Le Thanh Tung, Dinh Phuong Thanh, Nguyen Van Khanh Phong, and Van Vi Luong led the hosts to gold and after some deliberation from the judges a huge cheer erupted in the Quan Ngua Sports Palace in Hanoi.

Vietnam's all-around men's team celebrates winning gold at the 2022 SEA Games in Hanoi.

4:30pm - Vietnam to upset the Philippines in gymnastics?

There could be an upset on the cards here after a superb performance from the hosts in the men's all-around team afternoon session.

The Philippines put in a strong performance this morning scoring a total of 301.600, and with world champion Carlos Yulo in their ranks were hot favourites.

But the Vietnamese may have overcome that tally, just waiting on confirmation of scores right now.

3:30pm - Men's volleyball: Indonesia start with statement win

Reigning champs Indonesia asserted their authority with a straight-sets victory in their men's volleyball opener, defeating Myanmar 25-22, 25-17, 25-19.

2pm - Gymnastics: Carlos Yulo helps Philippines to pole position in team event

The men's team event saw the Filipino world champion Carlos Yulo shine, he contributed 85.150 points to the Philippines' score of 301.600.

They lead Malaysia on 295.850 points, while Thailand picked up 125.750 points with three gymnasts competing to the other two teams' six.

Yulo looks likely to take the individual title as the scores from the team event will be used to decide the individual medals too.

Singapore, Vietnam, and Cambodia are up next in the afternoon session, but the Filipino team looked pretty confident when posing for photos earlier here in the Quan Ngua Sports Palace in Hanoi.

The Philippine men's gymnastics team pose for a photo at the SEA Games 2021 in 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Picture by Olympics.com

1:30pm - Rowing: Indonesia win every single gold on offer so far

We've seen a rowing gold rush for the Indonesian men's team here in Hanoi, they've topped the podium in every single event so far.

On Wednesday 11 May Kakan Kusmana and Ardi Isadi claimed Indonesia's first gold medal of these Games in the lightweight men’s double sculls.

Then Sullfianto and La Memo doubled down in the men's sculls, and the team struck gold once more in the lightweight men’s coxless, fours Denri Al Ghiffari, Ferdiansyah, Ali Buton, and Mahendra Yanto bringing it home.

With just two events to come in the lightweight single sculls and lightweight coxed eight, they look on for a men's golden sweep.

1pm - Rowing: Vietnam women dominate

While the Indonesian men might be cleaning up in rowing, it's the Vietnamese women who are dominating the water at home in Hanoi.

They've won all four gold medals on offer so far with four more events to come.

Winners include Dinh Thị Hao and Pham Thi Hue in the pair event, and Pham Thị Ngọc Anh / Le Thị Hien / Ha Thị Vui / Du Thị Bong in the coxless four.

12:15pm - Philippines' women's volleyball team get off to perfect start in Hanoi

The Filipina women's team defeat Malaysia in straight sets: 25-14, 25-20, 24-15.

Big performances from their big players like Alyssa Valdez, Alyja Daphne Santiago, Jaja Santiago, and Cess Molina led them to victory.

Santiago is the tallest player in the competition standing 1.95m tall, she can play both spiker and blocker and has won plenty of personal awards at previous tournaments.

They're aiming to go one better than the last SEA Games at home in Manila when they finished 4th.

11:30am - Golf: No Yuka Saso but plenty of rising stars to watch

Filipina golf phenom Yuka Saso isn't here in Hanoi, but there are plenty of names to keep an eye on.

23-year-old Ervin Chang is making his final SEA Games appearance before turning pro and 17-year-old Jeneath Wong are two promising Filipino golfers to keep an eye on.

There was bad news for Singapore when Justin Kuk missed out because of Covid.

11am - Medals spread at the SEA Games 2021

There has been a decent spread of medals so far with the hosts performing strongly already, but 10/11 nations have stepped up on a podium already.

10:30am - SEA Games 2022 results

While today is oficially Day 1 of competition competition actually began on 6 May.

We've had days of diving, football, silat and more already, and the first gold medal went to Malaysia's dive sensation Nur Dhabitah on 8 May.

Diving finished on Wednesday 11 May and Dhabitah won the final gold of the diving competition too, joining Malaysian national hero Pandelela Rinong in the 10m synchro.

This double-act led Malaysia to an impressive gold medal clean sweep, winning eight of eight gold medal finals.

This duo is aiming to dive together at the Paris 2024 Olympics, and you can feel the chemistry. Just look at the video below!

10am - SEA Games 2022 basketball 3x3 results

Results from the 3x3 matchups today:

Women:

Thailand 21-9 Singapore
Malaysia 21-02 Cambodia
Indonesia 19-18 Vietnam
Philippines 21-5 Cambodia
Vietnam 21-18 Philippines

Men:

Vietnam 22-11 Cambodia
Thailand 21-14 Malaysia
Singapore 21-15 Indonesia
Philippines 19-7 Cambodia

9:30am - Exclusive interview with Alyssa Valdez

Olympics.com had the pleasure of interviewing Alyssa Valdez yesterday, and she spoke about going for her first SEA Games, leaving the final of the Filipino (Pinoy) Big Brother show to play for her country here in Hanoi, her and boyfirend Kiefer Ravena's relationship rivalry, and much more.

Stay tuned, we'll publish part of that interview later today.

9am - What to watch today

We'll see medal finals in eight events today headlined by men's gymnastics where Yulo should shine.

Elsewhere badminton also shuttles into view today with the men's and women's team competition, find a preview, full schedule and stars to watch here.

Vietnam's men and women football teams play today too, the men are led by iconic South Korean coach Park Hang-seo and the women have just qualified for the country's first ever World Cup: Find a full women's football preview and schedule here.

Women's volleyball also begins today in Hanoi, look out for reigning champions Thailand led by the tireless Pleumjit Thinkaow and Filipina superstar Alyssa Valdez.

8:30am - Day 1 Schedule

Here's what's on today (All times local in Hanoi, Vietnam, UTC/GMT +7).

  • 7:00 - Golf: Men's and women's singles Round 1
  • 9:00 - Wushu: Preliminaries, final
  • 9:00 - Sepak Takraw: Men's Regu, women's regu preliminaries
  • 9:00 - Pentanque: men's / women's singles prelims and finals
  • 9:00 - Pencak Silat: Tanding (Combat) qualifiers men's 60-65kg (Quarter-finals at 2pm)
  • 10:00 - Gymnastics: Men's individual and team all-around qualifiers and final
  • 10:00 - Tennis: Men's/women's teams Round 1
  • 10:00 - Table tennis prelims
  • 10:00 - Fencing: Men's single sabre, Women's single epee prelims and semi-final (Final at 4pm)
  • 10:00 - Rowing: W4X, LM2X, M2X, W4-, LM4-, LW4X, W2-, LM4X finals
  • 10:00 - Chess Round 5 (Round 6 at 3pm)
  • 10:00 - Men's individual all-round qualifiers
  • 10:00 - Esport: Team's Free Fire (Mobile) final
  • 10:00 - Basketball 3x3
  • 14:00 - Bodybuilding: men's up to 55kg
  • 14:00 - Kurash 73kg men; 57kg, 70kg women
  • 15:00 - Wushu: Sanshou (combat) men's 56kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg quarterfinals
  • 15:00 - Esport: Free Fire and FIFA Oline 4 Semi-final
  • 16:00 - Men's football Group A: Philippines - Indonesia
  • 16:00 - Women's football Group B: Laos - Singapore
  • 17:00 - Kickboxing: Full contact/Low kick Final
  • 19:00 - Men's football Group A: Myanmar - Vietnam
  • 19:00 - Women's football Group B: Thailand-Myanmar

Xin Chao!

Good morning and welcome to Day 1 of SEA Games fun in Hanoi, stay with us for all the latest news, interviews, results and live updates.

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