The medals rolled in for Team Singapore at the 17th Asian Games yesterday, when girl power helped the Republic clinch three golds, two silvers and three bronzes, by far their biggest one-day haul in Incheon.
The medal rush began when the national women's bowling team clinched their first Asian Games team event gold at the Anyang Hogye Gymnasium.
Leading after Monday's opening three games, the keglers - Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan - bowled consistently in the final three games and withstood a charge from hosts South Korea.
It was the second gold won by Singapore, after swimmer Joseph Schooling's victory in the 100m butterfly race.
Jazreel Tan also won a bronze for coming in third in the All Events category, which counts all her pinfalls made in the singles, doubles, trios and team competitions. She and Cherie Tan will feature in the Masters competition which starts today.
There was more good news from sailing, as 13-year-old Jodie Lai won the Optimist women's race while the 420 women's duo Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew came out tops to bring home two more golds. The 29er women's team of Cecilia Low and Priscilla Low clinched a silver medal, while Raynn Kwok, 12, did the same in his Optimist men's class. Two bronzes came from the 420 men's team of Loh Jia Yi and Jonathan Yeo, and Colin Cheng in the Laser.
Singapore's Incheon tally so far stands at four golds, six silvers and 11 bronzes.
This article was first published on October 1, 2014.
Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.