SEA Games: Highlights for June 10

SEA Games: Highlights for June 10
Shanti Pereira won gold for the SEA Games 2015 200m women's sprint.

Missed out on the fifth day of the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games)? Fret not as we bring you the highlights from the day's sports events so far.

Singapore is still continuing its winning streak and has added even more golds to the medal tally.

Singapore delivers best performance in boxing since '93

The overall haul for boxing is of two silvers and four bronzes, making it the most they have gathered since a total of one silver and seven bronzes in 1993.

Mohamed Hanurdeen Hamid and Tay Jia Wei bagged the silver medallists in the men's flyweight and welterweight categories respectively, The Straits Times reported.

Swimmer Roanne Ho breaks 50m breaststroke Games record

Ho has set new Games and National records this morning as the 22-year-old swimmer clocked 32s, according to Channel NewsAsia. She smashed the record set by Malaysia's Christina Loh in Palembang four years ago and qualified for the finals tonight at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Shock exit by Singapore men's billiards team in quarter-finals

The golden hat-trick bid of Peter Gilchrist in billiards came to a premature end on Wednesday morning at the OCBC Arena as he and Chan Keng Kwang as well as Yeo Teck Shin were defeataed 3-2 by Vietnam. Gilchrist called the outcome one that was "disappointing" but acknowledged Vietnam as the "better team", The Straits Times reported.

Shanti Pereira wins 200m sprint gold for Singapore

After a 42-year wait, Singapore is finally victorious in the SEA Games women's 200m sprint as Pereira made history by setting a new national record of 23.60s and took home the gold.

The 18-year-old Singaporean also beat her own personal mark of 23.82s that she set during the heats on Wednesday morning, The Straits Times reported.

Gender test rejected for volleyball player

AFP said that the SEA Games organisers turned down a request to gender-test an Indonesian women's volleyball player on Wednesday as she faced down boos on the court and defiantly said she was ready to undergo scrutiny.

Organising committee SINGSOC said the Philippines' plea over Aprilia Manganang, 23, had been rejected after a review of medical documents.

Gender testing is said to be controversial because of the psychological effects on the athlete and because the science of the process is complex.

AFP also reported that Manganang had admitted to many other occasions similar to this and she is "used to it already".

She was quoted as saying although it does hurt her "personal pride" and that it is baseless, she will agree to any inspection.

Zhang Guirong clinches her sixth consecutive SEA Games gold medal

Singapore's Zhang won the women's shot put at the Games today, recording a distance of 14.60m, Channel NewsAsia said.

Singapore's Hannah Lee finished fourth.

Singapore empty-handed in women's long jump

Eugenia Tan Yan Ning and Nurul Jannah Mohamed Zulkifli failed to clinch medals for Singapore, coming in fifth and tenth place respectively.

Tan told Channel NewsAsia that despite feeling disappointed over not winning a medal, she is "contented with a new personal best and national record".

Filipino sprinter wears national flag right side up

Although the Philippines emerged as winners after the men's and women's 100m races yesterday, they faced an embarrassing error involving their national flag. Both Filipino sprinters, Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson, were spotted wearing the Phiippines' national flag upside-down, The Straits Times reported.

The inverted colours mean that the country is at war, said Filipino website

However, Cray did not allow the mistake to get the better of him as he took home his second SEA Games gold in two days in the men's 400m hurdles - and wore his attire with the national flag properly stamped.

Malaysian bowling pair wins women's doubles gold, S'pore duo 4th

Malaysia's bowling duo Esther Cheah and Sin Li Jane won the women's doubles event today. They combined for a total of 2,651 pinfalls to clinch their country's second gold at the SEA Games.

Singapore's best pairing of Bernice Lim and Jazreel Tan came in fourth, The Straits Times said.

The bowling competition at Orchid Country Club ends this Sunday.

At last count, Singapore has won 58 gold medals and 170 medals in total.

The 28th SEA Games will close on Tue, June 16.

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