KUALA TERENGGANU: Thailand continued their dominance in world sepak takraw after sweeping aside Indonesia 2-0 in the mena��s team final of the World Sepak Takraw Championships at Stadium Negeri here yesterday while Vietnam emerged as a new dominant force in the womena��s event.
It was Thailanda��s second consecutive world title on Malaysian soil as the Thais had also won the title when Penang hosted the championships last year.
Thailanda��s first regu, powered by Siriwat Sakha, Pattarapong Yupadel and Anuwat Chaichana easily swept aside Yudi Purnomo, Wisno Dwi and Suko Hartono 21-14, 21-9 for the first point.
The second Thai regu comprising Krisna Tanakorn, Kangsirod Sirisamudsan and Supachai Maneenat clinched the tie with another straight sets 21-15, 21-12 victory over Abrian, Samsul and Rizal.
Meanwhile, Vietnam who won all their four round robin matches, edged Thailand who had only two wins, for the womena��s team title while Indonesia took third place.
In the Division Two category, Malaysia C who beat Singapore, Brunei and India, clinched the title while India finished as runners-up. a�� Bernama