Singapore (ANTARA News) - Triyaningsih grabbed her second gold medal for Indonesia after winning the womens 10,000 meter event at the South East Asian (SEA) Games 2015 here on Thursday.

A day before, the Indonesian runner won a gold medal after finishing first in the womens 5,000 meter event.

"I was running comfortably just now. I was relaxed. My strategy was to run fast from the start of the race," she remarked after winning the 10,000 meter event.

Triyaningsih retained the title, as she had also won the gold medal in the womens 10,000 meter event at the SEA Games in Myanmar in 2013.

The top Indonesian runner indeed looked calm. From the start, she kept leading. Slowly but surely, she maintained her lead over the other runners. Constantly, she left her fellow runners behind by catching up with them one-by-one.

The Indonesian runner was finally able to catch up with Thi Hue Pham and managed to reach the finish line first in 33 minutes and 44.53 seconds.

"Actually, I have an urge to break the record, but I think it was not the right time yet, as I have just made a recovery. What is clear is that this was a good beginning for me," the 27-year-old runner stated.

The SEA Games record at the event stands at 32 minutes, 49.47 seconds made by Triyaningsih at the SEA Games in Laos in 2009 and has not been broken until now.

Triyaningsih would continue training after the SEA Games to improve her time to perform better in future championships including the National Games, SEA Games in 2017, and Asian Games in 2018.

Her second gold medal was the fifth for the Indonesian athletics team.

Other gold medals in the athletics events were won by Hendro in the fast walk event, Maria Londa in the long jump event, and Agus Prayogo in the mens 10,000 meter event.

Reporting by Bayu Kuncahyo



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