Games briefs

Games briefs
The Singapore men's sepak takraw team clinched their first medal in over two decades, with a silver in the final men's regu match yesterday.

Men archers win 1st medal since '87

Singapore's men archers snagged their first medal in the team recurve event in 28 years at the SEA Games yesterday.

Tan Si Lie, Keith Teo and Zhang Jingkang beat Myanmar's Aung Nay Myo, Thu Aung Myo and Thu Nyein Si 5-1 to clinch the bronze.

Tan also won a bronze in the individual event, finishing 6-0 against Thai Natthapoom Phusawat.

Three bronzesin taekwondo

Singapore's taekwondo exponents captured three SEA Games bronze medals at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 yesterday.

The Republic's Jason Tan was defeated 20-13 by Agojo Francis Aaron in the men's Under-58kg semi-final and settled for bronze jointly with Thailand's Klompong Nutthawee.

Nur Fadzlyn Mohd Zahurddin secured Singapore's second bronze in the women's U-49kg category, alongside the Philippines' Ilao Levita Ronna, before Vincent Lim capped a decent day for Team Singapore by clinching their third bronze medal in the men's U-63kg category.

Sepak takraw men get elusive medal

The Singapore men's sepak takraw team clinched their first medal in over two decades, with a silver in the final men's regu match yesterday.

Captain Mohamad Farhan Amran, Muhammad Hafiz Jaafar and Muhammad Yassin Suhaimi romped to a straight-set win over the Philippines.

They picked up on the momentum of the home crowd's cheers to beat their opponents - already out of the running for a medal - 21-13, 21-11 to take the silver. Malaysia and Laos took gold and bronze respectively, while defending champions Thailand did not compete in this event.

Early exit for petanque team

Singapore had another early exit in petanque, as their mixed triples side of Cheng Zhi Ming, Goh Wee Teck and Sheryl Sim failed to qualify for the semi-finals after losing their final preliminary match yesterday morning.

They crashed 1-13 to Thailand at the Padang. The trio managed only one victory, which came at the expense of Myanmar, whom they beat 13-8. They lost to Vietnam (9-13), Malaysia (10-13), Laos (8-13) and Cambodia (9-13).


This article was first published on June 14, 2015.
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