SEA Games: Highlights from June 12

SEA Games: Highlights from June 12
Singapore's Chelsea Sim (left) and Kang Rui Jie with their bronze medals in the mixed poomsae event at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 on June 12, 2015. The pair had earlier won golds in their respective individual poomsae events.
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SINGAPORE - After another full day of events at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Singapore has bagged the most number of medals so far, with a total of 215 medals (70 gold, 62 silver and 83 bronze) won.

Thailand edged out Singapore in the gold medal race by one (71 gold medal total), bringing Thailand's total medal tally to 192.

The Republic's gold medals on Friday came from Taekwondo, Shooting and Wakeboarding, among others.

Here are the highlights from the SEA Games on Friday, June 12:

Taekwondo: 2 gold medals and 1 bronze for Singapore

Taekwondo exponent Chelsea Sim won the gold medal in the women's individual poomsae final, while 19-year-old Kang Rui Jie also won gold in the corresponding men's final.

Together, they earned a bronze medal in the mixed poomsae finals, landing in joint position with Thailand.

Athletics: High jumper bags bronze in debut

Singapore high jumper Michelle Sng clinched her first SEA Games medal in the women's high jump finals on Friday, narrowly missing her personal and national best score, Channel NewsAsia reported.

Athletics: Relay team gets 4th consecutive silver

Singapore's 4x100m team members Calvin Kang, Gary Yeo, Lee Cheng Wei and Amirudin Jamal sprinted to a new national record of 39.24 seconds, but still lost out on the gold medal to Thailand.

Golf: Silver for Singapore

Singapore's Poh loses play-off and individual golf gold, settling for the silver medal.

Waterpolo: Singapore teams trounce competition

Singapore's women's water polo team beat Malaysia 21-3 on Friday for their second win of the five-team competition. The Republic's men's water polo team, meanwhile, continued to steamroll the opposition, The Straits Times reported, beating Thailand 17-2.

Hockey: Singapore women's hockey team take bronze medal

Singapore women's hockey team beat Indonesia 1-0 to win the bronze medal after skipper Chua Xinni scored from a penalty corner in the 48th minute.

Shooting: Gold for Singapore men's trap shooting team

Singapore men's trap team comprising Mohd Zain Amat, Choo Choon Seng and Lin Hejun took home the gold for Singapore in the men's trap team event. In the individual trap event, Mohd Zain Amat came in third for a bronze.

Wakeboarding: Gold for Sasha Christian

22-year-old Sasha clinched first place in the women's individual wakeboard competition at Bedok Reservoir, scoring 59.00 points to earn her second SEA Games gold after her 2011 triumph.

Air Rifle: Singapore take bronze

Singapore picked up a bronze medal in the 50m air rifle team event.The team of 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jasmine Ser, Cheng Jian Huan and Li Yafei had a combined total of 1,710 points, behind Thailand (1,735) and Malaysia (1,718).

Badminton: Thai win women's team gold

The Thais beat Malaysia 3-0 trouncing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, retaining their title from the 2011 edition. With World No. 5 Ratchanok Intanon on their side, there was little doubt Thailand would romp to victory in the team final, reported The Straits Times.

Waterskiing: Malaysian sets new Games record

Malaysia's Aaliyah Hanifah Yoong broke her own women's trick SEA Games record, winning gold in the waterski competition with 4,850 points at Bedok Reservoir on Friday. Singapore sisters Sabelle and Kalya Kee finished third and 5th respectively.

Sabelle, 17, set a new national record in her debut turn, breaking the previous mark of 2,320 points set by her mother May Lwin-Kee in 1992, according to The Straits Times.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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