Incheon Daily: Theresa Goh Wins First Medal for Singapore
20 October, 2014
Bronze medallist Theresa Goh (front left) with the Para-swimming contingent (Photo by Singapore Disability Sports Council)
Team Singapore won our first medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon after para-swimmer Theresa Goh took Bronze in Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB4, with a time of 2:16:19.
In the Individual Medley SM5-9 Heats, Goh did not manage to qualify after coming in with a timing of 4:52.23.
Chew Zi Ling finished with a timing of 3:10.37 in Women’s 200m Freestyle S14 heats. She did not qualify for the finals.
In the Men’s 200m Freestyle S14 Heats, Lawrence Tay Wei Siang did not advance to the finals after finishing with a time of 2:37.59.
James Leo Zhenhai qualified for the Men’s 50m Freestyle S9 Finals, where he came in seventh out of eight opponents with a time of 30:43 seconds.
Our Team Singapore Men’s team lost to host South Korea 0-4 but coach Mohamed Zainudeen praised his charges for putting up a tough fight.
“We came out 0-0 at half time, which was a great achievement for the boys because the South Koreans were stronger and more physical in their challenges,” he explained.
“Furthermore, we have the most number of C5 and C6 classified players in the team. Seeing them work so hard and fight to the end inspired me as well.”
Para-shuttler Tay Wei Ming lost to Vietnamese opponent Pham Hong Tuan 1-2 after three sets (14-21, 21-14, 19-21).
In the Men’s Doubles Preliminaries, Tay Wei Ming and Kelvin Pung won 2-0 (21-11, 21-16) against South Koreans Kim Go Yeon and Kim Sam Sub.
Our Team Singapore para-paddler Jason Chee (L) during the Men's Singles TT2 against South Korea (Photo by Singapore Disability Sports Council)
Mu Yu Guang lost to their Thai opponents 0-3 (9-11, 3-11, 5-11) in his opening match of the Men’s Singles (TT7). He then lost to Chinese opponent Yan Shuo 0-3 (2-11, 6-11, 4-11) in his second match of the preliminary rounds.
Jason Chee lost to South Korean Cha Soo Yong 0-3 (4-11, 2-11, 6-11) in his first match of the Men’s Singles (TT2).
In the Mixed Pairs BC3 Preliminary Rounds, Nurulasyiqah Mohammad Taha and Toh Sze Ning started their campaign brightly with a 21-0 victory over Macau. However, the pair did not manage to qualify for the semi-finals following two narrow defeats of 2-3 to Iran and 3-4 to Japan.
In the Mixed Team BC 1/2 Preliminary Rounds, the team of Jeralyn Tan Yee Ting, Goh Ta Lang, Juni Syafiqa Jumat and Neo Kah Whye lost 2-15 to Macau and 1-9 to South Korea. They managed to win Macau with the score of 14-1 in their final game of the preliminaries, but it was not enough for them to advance to the next round.
Our Team Singapore Boccia athlete Jeralyn Tan during the Mixed Team Event BC1/2 (Photo by Singapore Disability Sports Council)
In the Women’s Singles B7, Faridah Salleh lost to Hong Kong 18-13, but later won Malaysia 21-14.
In the Men’s Singles B6, Mawjit Singh s/o Gurmet Singh lost 14-21 to Malaysia and 5-21 to Japan.
In the Men’s Singles B7, Robert Tan Jee Keng lost to Japan 10-13 and Malaysia 12-17.
In the Men’s Singles TPB2/3 Finals, Mohamed Ismail Hussain finished with a score of 984, which placed him 11th out of 24 players.
Robert Ong Kim Soea finished 14th out of 24 players with a score of 970 in the same event.
Mohammad Taufik Ahmadini and Tay Leong Hock finished 16th and 17th out of 18 opponents with the score of 688 and 675 respectively in the Men’s Singles TPB8 Finals.
Yap Qian Yin and Jovin Tan Wei Qiang finished in first place in Race 1 of Hansa 303 Double Handed race. Races two and three were cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions.
Their teammates, Ng Xiu Zhen and Aaron Per Yong Quan finished 7th in the same event.