In yet another day of exciting competition at the SEA Games in Myanmar, an unheralded young man won Team Singapore's first Diving medal in nearly three decades while his more famous countrymen in Football fell in the semifinals, losing 1-0 to Thailand.
Taking part in the Men's Individual 3m Springboard event on Thursday (19 December) at the Wunna Theikdi Swimming Complex in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Mark Lee showed much promise. He scored 324.15 points to win the Silver, sandwiched between two Malaysians. In yet another sign of the progress Singapore has made in this demanding sport, Timothy Lee also did well as he finished fourth with 311.95 points.
Bronze Medal Play-Off
Meanwhile, at the Zeyar Thiri Football Stadium, the Young Lions gave their all but just fell short in their quest for a place in the final. With the loss, they will now face Malaysia in the Bronze medal play-off. The Malaysians were edged out by the Indonesians 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
In other highlights on Thursday (19 December), Zhang Guirong and Du Xianhui won Silver and Bronze respectively in the Women's Discus in Athletics while Peter Gilchrist and Chan Keng Kwang earned a joint Bronze in the English Billiards Doubles event in Cuesports.
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