Two gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze for Singapore

Two gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze for Singapore
Singapore's (L-R) Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu looks on as compatriot Lin Ye and Zhou Yihan steps on the podium to receive their gold medal for Table Tennis Women's Doubles final of the 28th Sea Games, on June 2, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

SINGAPORE - Singapore wins its first two gold medals in the SEA Games on Tuesday evening (June 2) according to local media reports.

The table tennis doubles match between two Singapore teams had pit Lin Ye and Zhou Yihan against compatriots Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengwu. The former emerged victorious as they beat Feng and Yu in four out of seven sets - 11-7, 5-11, 8-11, 10-12, 11-3, 12-10, 7-11 in the 55-minute match.

Lin's and Zhou's gold for Singapore also marks their first SEA Games gold medal in the women's doubles event while Feng's and Yu's second position awarded Singapore a silver medal, reported Channel NewsAsia.

Meanwhile, the men's table tennis doubles team also served up a win as the Singapore side beat Thailand to clinch the Republic's second gold medal.

Gao Ning and Li Hu held their ground throughout all four sets against Pandasak Tanviriyavechaku and Chanakarn Udomsilp with a score of - 11-8, 11-8, 12-10, 11-4 in a 50-minute match.

Earlier in the day, Singapore's Clarence Chew and Chen Feng lost 4-3 to Thailand's Padasak Tanviriyavechakul and Chanakarn Udomslip in the men's doubles semi-final.

However, the duo won a joint-bronze medal with Vietnam's Tran Tuan Quynh and Nguyen Anh Tu after the latter were beaten by Gao and Li. Their bronze win marked the first medal for Singapore.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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