Incheon Daily: Commendable efforts

20 September, 2014   Simon Evans


Team Singapore's Mohammed Sabri Yuhari (left) passes the ball as Malaysia's Jalil Tenku Abdul stretches out his hand to defend himself from a possible high stick. Singapore lost 8-2 to Malaysia in the Pool match stage of the competition (Photo by Joseph Nair / Sport Singapore)


Lim Swee Hon displayed good form today at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range, claiming sixth spot at the Men's Individual 50m Pistol qualifying event with a score of 559. Fellow shooters Gai Bin and Poh Lip Meng finished with scores of 544 and 553 respectively, and the trio's performance meant that Singapore finished fifth in the Team Finals with a score of 1656.

Lim, who won a team silver and individual bronze in the 10m pistol event at the 2013 Myanmar SEA Games – continued to show impressive composure at the start of the individual finals held later in the day, but he eventually had to settle for sixth place with a score of 109.4. India's Rai Jitu won gold with 186.2.

Over at the trap event, Singaporean Mohd Zain Amat enjoyed a good outing at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range, coming in 12th out of a field of 46 shooters with a score of 70, just four points shy of table topper Andrey Mogilevskiy's 74. Compatraiot Choo Choon Seng was not far behind in 17th place with 69 points. The duo will continue their competition tomorrow.

Over at the Dream Park Equestrian Venue, Singapore rider Caroline Chew qualified for tomorrow's Dressage Individual Prix St-Georges final with a score of 64.737. She finished 24th out of 32 athletes.


Team Singapore's Mohamad Farhan Amran (R) and Muhammad Hafiz Nor Izam Jaafar (L) in action against South Korea's Jeon Wondeok (bottom L) and Kim Youngman (bottom R) during the Men's Doubles Preliminary Round (Photo by Vivek Prakash / Sport Singapore)


Sepak Takraw

Singapore's Sepak Takraw team started the day on a good note as they dominated Nepal in the preliminary round of Group A in the Men's Doubles, beating them 21-14, 21-7 in just under 30 minutes. Their second opponent, South Korea proved to be a much tougher adversary, as the host nation beat Singapore 21-11, 21-6.

It was another Causeway derby to behold, except this was one that was held hundreds of miles away from Singapore and Malaysia, and one where most of the 10 goals scored came from Malaysia. Malaysia's hockey team – ranked 13th in the world - brushed aside Singapore 8-2 at the Seonhak Stadium in the preliminaries, with the former's experience and effervescent attack proving too much for the Singaporeans to handle.