SG Daily: Round Up on Day 1
06 June, 2015
Gary Chow of Judo - Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Singapore enjoyed tremendous success in the Wushu events with three golds and one bronze at the Singapore Expo Hall on Saturday afternoon.
17-year-old Vera Tan, 17 won gold in the women's Taijiquan compulsory event, and Yong Yi Xiang claimed a second gold in the men's Changquan event.
The men's team of Colin Jesse Adalia, Lee Zhe Xuan and Lim Si Wei then triumphed in the Duel - Weapons Duilian event.
Vera scored 9.69 to beat Malaysia's Chan Lu Yi, who scored 9.65. Another 17-year-old from the Republic, Ho Lin Ying, won bronze with a score of 9.64.
In the Changquan event, Yong's score of 9.70 was enough to see him edge out Indonesia's Aldy Lukman (9.69).
The Equestrian Dressage team won the silver medal finishing with a total score of 201.711 at the Turf Club Riding Centre.
The Singapore team of Catherine Oh, Natalie Pinruo Tan, Soh Wei Chi and Caroline Chew finished behind Indonesia who tallied a total score of 206.579 per cent with Malaysia finishing third with 170.737 per cent.
There was golden glory for the Women's Foil team who beat Vietnam 45-26 to take the title at OCBC Arena Hall 2. The Singapore side was made up of Wang Wenying, Liane Wong and Cheryl Wong.
Singapore reached the finals of the Netball competition after beating Thailand 59-29 in their semi-finals on Saturday to set up a highly-anticipated clash with Malaysia.
Singapore ended the first quarter with just a four point, 11-7, lead but then ran away with the game and they will now take on a Malaysia team who beat Brunei 79-23 to earn their spot in Sunday’s final at the OCBC Arena Hall 1.
Sepak Takraw Chinlone
Singapore won the joint bronze medal in the Chinlone-linking event at the SEA Games on Saturday after finishing fourth in the preliminary round at the Singapore Expo.
Singapore's team of Abdul Kahar, Ehsan Ulhaq, Irsharuddin Ikhsan, Iqmal Khasbullah, Izwandy Zamri and Shafiq Sahari garnered a total of 112 points to secure a bronze.
Cambodia claimed the gold after they beat Laos in the final 308-299.
Billiards and Snooker
In the Men’s Snooker singles, Singapore’s Chan Keng Kwang defeated Moh Keen Hoo of Malaysia 4-3 to reach the quarter-finals.
Singapore’s Women’s team suffered a 7-0 defeat to Malaysia in their round-robin match and will hope for better when they play Indonesia on Sunday.
Singapore’s Ang Xuan Yi, who agonisingly missed the last SEA Games with an ankle injury, came back strongly in this edition with a silver medal on Saturday.
Ang had won bronze medals in 2009 and 2011 but went one better beating 2013 SEA Games silver medalist Jenielou Mosqueda of the Philippines in the semi-finals, winning by ippon.
In the finals of the Women's 52-57kg against Indonesian Pandini Ni Kadek, she narrowly lost to an ippon.
Gary Chow won a bronze in the Men’s 73 to 81kg, defeating Kodo Nakano by ippon in the playoff for third place.