SEA Games: Track and field matches 2011 haul

SEA Games: Track and field matches 2011 haul

Singapore won one silver and a bronze in the women's discus on Thursday, on the final day of track and field at the 27th South-East Asia (SEA) Games in Naypyidaw.

Throwers Zhang Guirong and Du Xianhui came up with the goods, ensuring Singapore's athletes will return home with two golds, three silvers and three bronze medals.

It matched the haul from the previous Games in Palembang, Indonesia, in 2011.

Zhang and Du had earlier won gold and silver, respectively, in the shot put.

Du managed a distance of 41.02m in her fifth and sixth throws, while Zhang's best was 42.26m.

Thailand's gold medallist Subernat Insaeng was a mighty distance away with 56.77m - an effort that smashed her own SEA Games record of 52.25m, set in Palembang two years ago.

Said Du: "I'm not satisfied, because I did much better in training... overall, I'm not happy with one silver and one bronze. I think I can do better."

Meanwhile, the men's and women's 4x400m relay team both failed to get onto the podium.

The men's team of Poh Seng Song, Zubin Muncherji, Ng Chin Hui and Kenneth Khoo finished fifth in 3min 18.65sec, more than two seconds off their season's best.

The women's team of Wendy Enn, Shanti Pereira, T Piriyah and Dipna Lim-Prasad finished fourth in their race in 3:44.80.


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