SEA Games: Highlights from Day 4

SEA Games: Highlights from Day 4
Swimmer Quah Zheng Wen (centre) raising his right hand in triumph with teammate Pang Sheng Jun (left) after winning the 400m individual medley on June 9, 2015. It was Singapore's 51st gold medal of the SEA Games, breaking the previous mark of 50 set in 1993.

SINGAPORE - Singapore has set a new record in the most number of gold medals won since 1993.

On Day 4 of competition at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), with golds in swimming, athletics, canoeing, sailing and bowling adding to Singapore's medal tally.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday, June 9:

Bowler Daphne Tan captures gold in women's singles

They came into the SEA Games bowling competition as heavy favourites and Singapore's female team asserted their authority on the opening day of the tournament. Leading the way was Daphne Tan, who captured the gold medal in the women's singles on Tuesday with a score of 1,368 pinfalls, followed by teammate Jazreel Tan in second place with 1,313 pinfalls.

Singapore surges past 50-gold medal haul, breaks 1993 record

Singapore has set a new record in the most number of gold medals won since 1993

On Day 4 of the biennial multi-sport event, swimmer Quah Zheng Wen got Team Singapore's 51st gold medal of the 2015 SEA Games, surpassing the 50-gold mark achieved at the 1993 edition, the last time the meet was held in Singapore.

Swimmer Tao Li gave Singapore her 50th gold medal after winning the 100-metre women's backstroke event on Tuesday, but it was swimmer Quah Zheng Wen who rewrote the record books after winning the gold medal in the 400m individual medley.  

It was the 14th title won by the hosts' swimmers at these Games. 

Canoeing, with seven golds, and wushu and table tennis (six each) have contributed the most to Singapore's gold-medal haul.

Singapore's artistic gymnasts end Day 4 with two silvers

Singapore's artistic gymnasts clinched two more SEA Games silvers on day four of the competition at the Bishan Sports Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

Hoe Wah Toon won the first when he scored 14.566 on the men's floor exercise. He was sandwiched by Philippines' Reyland Capellan (14.733) and Vietnam's Pham Phuoc Hung (14.500).

 

Diving: Twins bag silver in 3m synchronised springboard

Twin brothers Mark and Timothy Lee won silver in the men's 3m synchronised springboard final.

Their score of 381.78 after six dives left them trailing Malaysian pair Ooi Tze Liang and Ahmad Amsyar Azman, who took the gold.

Sailing: Four golds for Republic's sailors

Singapore won its first sailing gold at these games, as Colin Cheng emerged victorious in the men's Laser Standard even, The Straits Times reported.

His feat was then matched by Bernie Chin, who came in first place in the Men's Under-19 Laser Radial.

The team of Stanley Chan, Anthony Kiong and Colin Ng then won Singapore's third gold of the day in the men's keelboat fleet racing.

The women's keelboat fleet racing quartet of Jovina Choo, Terena Lam, Dawn Liu and Dabiella Ng then won Singapore's fourth gold of the day, The Straits Times said.

Athletics: Singapore sprinter qualifies for final, Filipino smashes hammer record

In track and field, Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira did not finish in the top three of her 100m heat, but her time of 11.82s was good enough to qualify for the final, Channel Newsasia reported.

Meanwhile, Philippines' Caleb Stuart's won gold in the hammer competition with a throw of 65.63m, smashing the previous SEA Games hammer record by more than three metres.

Pool: World junior champ crashes out

It was not a good day for Singapore's world under-19 pool champion Aloysius Yapp, who was eliminated from the 9-ball event at the quarter final stage.

The 19-year-old lost to Myanmar's Maung Maung by 9 frames to 4, despite initially leading 4-3.

Canoeing: 2 more golds for Singapore

Singapore increased its gold medal haul in canoeing to seven after winning two more golds on the third day of canoeing competition.

On Tuesday, the Republic's Sarah Chen and Mervyn Toh won the individual K1 200m events, The New Paper reported.

However, Singapore's canoeists suffered three narrow losses by less than half a second, as Thailand walked away from the competition with three golds on the day.

Shooting: Singapore wins one bronze and two silvers

Singapore's men's skeet team, comprising Low Jiang How, Eugene Chiew and David Chan finished with a silver medal after finishing just four points behind champions Thailand, Channel Newsasia reported

Low and Chiew then moved on to the invidiual semi-finals, with Low successfully qualifying for the final. But, he had to settle for another silver behind Thailand's Jiranant Hathaichukiat.

But the women's 50m rifle prone team of Jasmine Ser, Cheng Juan Huan and Sally Li could only manage third place for the Republic, behind Thailand and Malaysia who claimed the gold and silver respectively.

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