SEA Games: In brief

S'pore women's hockey bronze

IT WAS a case of double elation for the Singapore women's team when they beat Indonesia 1-0 to win the bronze medal on vice-captain Laura Tan's 25th birthday at the Sengkang hockey stadium yesterday.

Skipper Chua Xinni scored from a penalty corner in the 48th minute.

Ang's bronze by slender margin

CYCLIST Vincent Ang clinched a SEA Games bronze medal in the men's criterium at Marina Bay South yesterday.

It was a close finish for the Games debutant who beat Thailand's Thanawut Sanikwathi by just half a tyre length.

Malaysia's Mohd Harrif Saleh came in first in 53:46 while Vietnam's Le Van Duan was second.

In the women's criterium, Singapore's Dinah Chan finished fifth out of 15th cyclists.

Thailand's 2014 Asian Games gold medallist, Jutatip Maneephan, claimed the gold in 44:22.

She was followed by Vietnam's Nguyen Thi That and Malaysia's Ju Pha Som Net.

Water polo men beat Thailand

THE Republic's men's water polo team continued their fine start to the SEA Games, beating Thailand 17-2 yesterday at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Singapore had narrowly triumphed over Thailand 8-5 two years ago in Napyitaw but it was an easier victory this time round.

Up by four goals in the first quarter, the team dominated Thailand with tight defence and fast, accurate shots, never allowing their opponents an easy shot at Nigel Tay's goal.

They will meet the Philippines tomorrow in their third round-robin match in the five-team tournament.

The Singapore women's team were also victorious, beating Malaysia 21-3 for their second win in the five-team competition.

The hosts were never in trouble and easily dominated their rivals with swift passing.

They top the table with four points from two matches and are tipped to win gold, having already defeated Indonesia 7-4 on Wednesday.

In 2011, they beat the Indonesians in the final.

The hosts will now play the Philippines on Saturday and Thailand on Monday.

S'pore cagers top group B

THE Singapore men's basketball team beat Thailand 65-58 at the OCBC Arena to top Group B yesterday.

The result means they avoid powerhouses Philippines and take on Indonesia instead in the semi-finals tomorrow.

The Philippines will play Thailand.

Thais call the shots in tennis

THAILAND'S players ruled at the Kallang Tennis Centre yesterday, winning all four matches played.

Only six of the day's 12 matches were contested owing to the poor weather.

The affected matches are scheduled for today.

This article was first published on June 13, 2015.
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