SEA Games: Highlights for Jun 11

SEA Games: Highlights for Jun 11

Day 6 of the ongoing 28th South East Asian Games saw more golds by our athletes and even more records smashed by Team Singapore.

The games was also hit by a bout of food poisoning which struck down Singapore and Malaysia cyclists.

According to local reports, Singapore cyclist Dinah Chan was among those affected by the illness before she took to the tracks at Marina Bay South.

Despite the bout of illnesses, Team Singapore still brought home several medals today in the other events.

Singapore is close to hitting the mark of 200 medals. The athletes have achieved a total of 193 medals with 66 in gold, 58 in silver and 69 in bronze.

Swimming

Team Singapore's swimmers won four more golds, bringing their total tally to 23 - breaking their record 21-gold haul achieved at the 1973 Southeast-Asian Peninsular Games.

Amanda Lim topped the 50m freestyle with a record time of 25.59s.

Quah Zheng Wen, 18, bagged the second gold medal for the day for the 50m back with a record time of 25.27s. He has also won golds in the 100m and 200m events, reported The Straits Times.

25-year-old Tao Li upped the gold medal tally with her win in the 100m fly. The Straits Times reported that this is an event in which she has not lost since 2007.

The fourth gold medal was won by the men's 4x100m medley team of Lionel Khoo, Clement Lim, Quah Zheng Wen and Joseph Schooling.

They set a new Games and national record with a timing of 3:38.25s.

Shooting

Singapore's shooters - Gai Bin, Lim Swee Hon and Poh Lip Meng - took home gold this morning at the National Shooting centre for the men's 50m pistol team event.

The Singapore team finished with 1,632 points, followed by Vietnam with 1,626 and Myanmar with 1,615.

Cycling

Philippine's Marella Vania Salamat clocked 44:46.38s to score the gold medal, and Thailand's Chanpeng Nontasin clocked 44:46.38s and bagged the silver in the Women's Elite Individual Time Trial.

Singapore's Dinah Chan took home the bronze with a time of 47.44.91s.

Athletics

Singapore women's 4x400m quartet smashed a 41-year national record with 3:43.85s.

The team consisted of T. Piriyah, Dipna Lim-Prasad, Goh Chui Ling and anchored by Shanti Pereira, report The Straits Times.

Vietnam took the gold in a new Games record of 3:31.46s, finishing ahead of Thailand who clocked in 3:36.82s and Malaysia with 3:39.10s.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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