Steps Indonesia in the event SEA Games has become the most popular news item on the CNNIndonesia.com sports channel in the past 24 hours.
The gold medals won by the Red and White athletes saw Indonesia compete with other countries in the fight for second place, while host Vietnam were not passed.
Apart from the SEA Games news, Liverpool’s second title this season and ahead of the Thomas Cup final between Indonesia and India also grabbed readers’ attention.
Here are the three most popular news stories on the CNNIndonesia.com sports channel in the last 24 hours:
1. Ranking of the SEA Games: Indonesia and Malaysia compete
Indonesia and Malaysia are still fighting hard for the top three spots in the 2021 SEA Games standings.
Indonesia collected 13 gold medals 17 silver medals 8 bronze medals. The final gold medal for the Indonesian contingent was presented by Rifda Irfanaluthfi who won the women’s singles gold medal in artistic gymnastics.
Saturday evening (14/5), Indonesia is still in third place. The red and white contingent was left behind by a gold medal from Thailand and in the process took silver over Malaysia.
2. Salah injury, bad news amid Liverpool happiness
Mohamed Salah picked up the injury in the first half and that’s bad news amid the excitement of Liverpool winning the FA Cup.
Liverpool secured their second title this season with an FA Cup win. The Reds beat Chelsea on penalties which ended 6-5 after a goalless draw in 120 minutes.
But behind the excitement, Liverpool must now be wary of Salah’s condition. The Egyptian star couldn’t continue the game and had to come off in the 33rd minute.
3. Discover the strength of India, Indonesia’s potential opponent in the Thomas Cup final
India advance as challengers to Indonesia who are trying to defend the Thomas Cup trophy in the 2022 edition. India have fairly equal power in the singles sector and surprising potential in doubles.
India’s presence in the Thomas Cup final was certainly a surprise. Previously, India had succeeded in conquering Denmark, which was believed to have a better and more equal force.
India’s success in reaching the final is certainly no coincidence. Apart from Denmark, Malaysia, winners of the 2022 Asian Team Championships, have also fallen victim to India’s run to the final.[Gambas:Video CNN]
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