SEA Games: Highlights of Day 3

SEA Games: Highlights of Day 3
Joseph Schooling broke the longest-standing national swimming record when he clocked 22.47 seconds in the men's 50 metres freestyle at the SEA Games.

Day 3 of the 28th South East Asian Games (SEA Games) began on a sombre note, as Singapore remembered the victims of the Sabah Earthquake.

However, the athletes dedicated the games to their honour as they went on to participate and win.

Here are the highlights from Monday, June 8.

Six golds for Singapore's swimmers and slew of records too

Joseph Schooling broke the longest-standing national swimming record on Monday evening when he clocked 22.47 seconds in the men's 50 metres freestyle at the SEA Games.

The previous record of 22.69sec was held by Singapore great Ang Peng Siong, who set the time on Aug 20, 1982, at the US swimming championships.

Two Singapore boxers chase rare boxing gold after semi-final wins

Singapore will have two boxers going for a first SEA Games boxing gold medal since 1985, as Mohamed Hanurdeen Hamid and Tay Jia Wei came through their respective men's flyweight and welterweight bouts victorious at Singapore Expo Hall 1 on Monday.

Hanurdeen, 21, had the crowd abuzz when he battered Maung Nge of Myanmar in his flyweight semi-final bout, winning by unanimous decision to reach the men's flyweight final.

S'pore women's paddlers clinch gold after hard-fought win over Thailand

It did not come as easy as had been expected of the team, but Singapore eventually overcame Thailand on Monday night to win the table tennis women's team event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The women, led by world No. 4 Feng Tianwei, beat the Thais 3-2 in the best-of-five match up.

Wushu exponents bag two more golds to end campaign with a total of six

The Republic's wushu exponents added two golds and two silvers on Monday to end their SEA Games campaign with a total of six golds, three silvers and three bronzes.

The two gold medals were won by team captain Lee Tze Yuan in the men's compulsory taijiquan event, and the men's trio of Fung Jin Jie, Tan Xiang Tian and Tay Wei Sheng in the duilian barehand event.

Thailand and Malaysia win petanque singles golds, Singapore crash out

Thailand have won their second petanque gold medal at the 2015 SEA Games after Nantawan Fueangsanit triumphed in the women's singles at the Padang on Monday.

Nantawan cruised to a 13-8 victory over Cambodia's Sreya Un in the final to add to the men's shooting gold won by Thanakorn Sangkaew on Saturday.

Schooling wins 50m free gold, breaks Ang Peng Siong's 32-year-old national record

Joseph Schooling broke the longest-standing national swimming record on Monday evening when he clocked 22.47 seconds in the men's 50 metres freestyle at the SEA Games.

The previous record of 22.69sec was held by Singapore great Ang Peng Siong, who set the time on Aug 20, 1982, at the US swimming championships.

Singaporean judoka Wee gets bronze in men's +100kg category

He has often been compared to the 2013 SEA Games men's +100kg judo champion Ho Han Boon but when Wee Pui Seng finished third yesterday, failing to match the feat of his fellow Singaporean, he remained positive.

Wee was unable to reach the final and had to settle for bronze after defeating Indonesia's Kakalang Frangklin by ippon at the Singapore Expo.

Silver for Singapore's Norizan Mustafa in precision pistol

They had lost their best shooter to an unfortunate disqualification in the preliminary round, which also put them out of contention for the team medal.

The setbacks, however, proved to be motivations for the two remaining Singapore women's WA1500 precision pistol shooters, Cynthia Lee and Norizan Muafa, to qualify for the bronze and gold medal matches respectively at the National Shooting Centre on Monday.

Lee lost 219-230 to her Thai opponent Pattara Sowsa-nga in the bronze-medal match, while Norizan settled for silver after losing to the Philippines' Elvie Baldivino in the gold-medal match.

Phan Thi Ha Thanh gives Vietnamese gymnasts all-around double

Vietnam's artistic gymnasts made it two SEA Games golds out of two on Monday afternoon when Phan Thi Ha Thanh won the women's individual all-around final with a score of 53.650.

It followed teammate Dinh Phuong Thanh's victory in the men's final.

Malaysia's Farah Ann Abdul Hadi clinched the silver with a 51.850 showing on the four apparatus, edging out third-place Singaporean Nadine Nathan, who finished on 51.000.

Two bronzes for Singapore's women boxers in maiden Games outing

Singapore's female boxers have secured two bronze medals in their maiden SEA Games outing, in the women's light-flyweight and flyweight categories at the Singapore Expo Hall 1 on Monday (June 8).

Leona Hui lost her light-flyweight semi-final bout by unanimous decision to Josie Gabuco of the Philippines, and national team-mate Ang Fen Ni was defeated by Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Yen in her flyweight semi-final by the same ruling.

Fifth wushu gold for Singapore as Lee Tze Yuan wins in taijiquan

Singapore clinched their fifth wushu gold medal of the SEA Games through team captain Lee Tze Yuan, who delivered a rousing performance in the men's taijiquan event on Monday afternoon.

Lee scored 9.71, pipping Philippines Daniel Parantac (9.70) and Indonesia's Fredy to first place.

Singapore women table tennis players earn spot in team final

Feng Tianwei and company will aim to earn another gold for the Singapore table tennis team on Monday night, after they earned a berth in the women's team final.

Led by world No. 4 Feng, the team were largely untroubled by Malaysia in the semi-finals, beating their Causeway rivals 3-0 in the best-of-five tie.

Vietnam gymnasts Ding Phuong Thanh, Pham Phuoc Hung in all-around 1-2

Vietnam men's artistic gymnasts romped to a comfortable one-two finish in the SEA Games individual all-around final at the Bishan Sports Hall on Monday afternoon.

Ding Phuong Thanh scored 86.150 to take gold, while his compatriot Pham Phuoc Hung won silver with an 85.250 effort.

Singapore's Gabriel Gan clinched the bronze with 79.350, pipping teammate Timothy Tay by 1.100 points. Tay was fourth.

Gilchrist storms into billiards semis, Yapp reaches pool quarters

Under pressure but with ice in his veins, Singapore's top billiards player Peter Gilchrist demonstrated his powers of recovery to leave Jaka Kurniawan stunned in the English billiards singles quarter-finals on Monday (June 8).

Gilchrist lost the first frame to the Indonesian but calmly shot his way to win the next three frames to triumph 3-1 at the OCBC Arena. He will meet Myanmar's Oo Kyaw at 4pm on Monday in the semi-finals.

The 47-year-old Gilchrist had already won the gold in the English billiards (500) event on Sunday.

Singapore quartet are champions in team jumping event

The Republic's showjumping team galloped their way to a SEA Games team jumping gold on Monday at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre

The team of Catherine Chew (astride Coquira), Janine Khoo (Snoopnose), Cheong Su-Yen (Claim Collin), and Predrag Marjanovic (Calypso) delivered a performance of perfection, scoring a total of 0 penalties over two rounds of jumping to claim the gold.

Singapore Women's canoe team sweep all 3 golds, dedicate wins to Sabah quake victims

Singapore swept all three gold medals in the women's 500m races on Monday morning at the Marina Channel, bringing the total of canoeing golds to five so far, the country's best ever performance at the SEA games.

In the K1 race, Stephenie Chen raced to a clear lead by the final 200m, eventually finishing in 1 min 55.531 secs to beat Indonesia's Erni Sokoy (1:59.986) and Vietnam's Vu Thi Linh (2:03.644).

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