SG Daily: Daily Round Up On Day 5 Of Competition
10 June, 2015
Zhang Guirong in action - Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Singaporean thrower Zhang Guirong successfully defended her SEA Games title in the women's Shot Put event on Wednesday. She threw a season's best of 14.60m to claim gold.
Zhang out-threw two Thais, beating Sawitri Thongchao (13.62m) and Areerat Intadis (13.31m) to win her fifth title in the event, and her sixth SEA Games title overall.
Hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad set a new national record in the women's 400m hurdles to take silver.
Team Singapore equestrian rider Catherine Chew missed out on the gold medal in the Individual Showjumping competition on Wednesday by less than a second.
She was narrowly beaten to the gold medal by Malaysia's Sharmini Ratnasingham at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre. Both riders made zero faults in their excellent performances but the Malaysian completed her round slightly faster.
Ratnasingham finished in 35.9 seconds while Chew needed 36.69.
Billiards and Snooker
Peter Gilchrist’s bid for a trio of gold medals was foiled in the team event as he, along with Chan Keng Kwang and Yeo Teck Shin, suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat in the Men's Billiards Team Quarter-finals to Vietnam.
Singapore’s Jasmine Ser has won her fourth medal of the Games after securing bronze in the women’s Individual 50m Rifle Prone finals today (June 10).
Thailand had the three best shooters with Plengsaengthong Ratchadaporn winning the gold with 623.6 points. 0.1 point ahead of compatriot, Chotphibunsin Thanyalak (623.5), while Majchacheep Sununta was third.
But the bronze medal went to fourth-placed Ser (621.8) as Games rule state that countries may only win a maximum of two individual medals per event.
Ser has won one gold, one silver and two bronzes at this SEA Games.
Philippines' Ian Clark Bautista (L) in action with Singapore's Hamid Mohamed - Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Mohamed Hanurdeen Hamid lost to Ian Clark Bautista of the Philippines, in the Men’s 52kg Flyweight finals, by a split decision but his silver medal was still Singapore’s best result in the sport since 22 years.
Hanurdeen’s silver was the first in boxing for Singapore at the SEA Games since Sevakumaran Palakrishnan (Men’s 45kg) at the 1993 edition.
Tay Jia Wei also battled Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines in the Men’s Welterweight (69kg) Finals but was defeated with KO. He earned Singapore a second Boxing silver medal.
Aizat Muhammad Jufrie clinched a bronze medal for Singapore in the final day of the Artistic Gymnastics tournament.
Aizat was at his very best, earning 12.833 points to finish 1.3 points behind Malaysian runner-up, Jeremiah Loo Phay Xing. Timothy Tay, Singapore’s other representative, was just 0.267 points behind at 4th place.