ASEAN Para Games: Singapore hits record gold count of 20

ASEAN Para Games: Singapore hits record gold count of 20

SINGAPORE - Singapore swimmers hauled in five more gold medals on Monday (Dec 7) at the Asean Para Games, according to local media reports. The athletes' medal haul bring Singapore's total gold count to 20 - a record in the Republic's history.

Channel NewsAsia reported that Benson Tan clinched a gold at the men's 50m freestyle S14 after beating Malaysia's Yoong Chung Wei with a timing of 28.26 seconds. He brought home another gold in the 100m backstroke S14.

Theresa Goh scored in the women's 50m freestyle S5 while Toh Wei Soong hauled in two golds in the men's 100m backstroke S8 and the 50m free S8 in the evening session.

Meawhile in Cerebal Palsy Football, the magic of football star David Beckham seemed to have rubbed off on captain Khairul Anwar. According to The Straits Times, the 29-year-old scored five goals, all from long distances. The match concluded with a homeground win of 4-2 over Malaysia.

Over at the boccia games, Singapore's Toh Sze Ning scored a silver in the final of the mixed individual BC3 category match against Thailand's Tanimpat Visaratanunta. 

Adding to Thailand's gold is Anuson Chaichamnan, who clinched the gold medal in the R4 10m air rifle standing mixed SH2 event with a score of 207.3. Indonesia's Bolo Triyanto finished second with 205.3.

According to The Straits Times, Anuson's win gives Thailand all seven shooting golds offered at the ASEAN Para Games.

debwong@sph.com.sg

 

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