Team Singapore's Li Yafei in action during the 50m Rifle Prone Finals (Photo by Joseph Nair / Sport Singapore)
Singapore's women shooters did not win any medals at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range on Day 5 of the 17th Asian Games, but they can be proud of transcending boundaries in the 50m Rifle Prone category.
Shooter Li Yafei performed the best of the trio, comprising Jasmine Ser and Cheng Jian Huan, with a score of 619.2 to finish 7th in a field of 43 competitors, creating a new National Record and Personal Best, based on the new decimal placing scoring format.
Ser also broke new ground as she shot a new Personal Best of 617.9 to finish 14th, while Cheng scored 601.9 points. The women finished 9th out of 13 teams, with a total of 1839.0 points.
Narantuya Chuluunbadrakh of Mongolia, who finished 10th at the previous Asian Games in Guangzhou, won the individual event with a score of 624.1. Malaysian Nur Suryani Binti Mohamed Taibi took Silver while the host nation's Bitna Eum won the Bronze.
South Korea secured a Gold medal on home ground, with their women's team beating the Chinese team by just 1.4 points to top the table. Malaysia finished third with 1853.6 points.
Team Singapore’s Cheng Jian Hua in action during the 10m Air Rifle Women's Qualification (Photo by Jaewon Lee / Sport Singapore)
Cheng, who concluded her stint at this year's Games on Wednesday, said that she was proud of her teammates' performances, and now has her sights set on next year's SEA Games, which will be held in Singapore.
“I think my teammates were both outstanding today, getting personal best scores and giving their all. It has been a good experience for me and I'm really looking forward to preparing and doing even better at next year's SEA Games,” she said.
“The best part of my Incheon experience has to be the Athletes’ Village. It's fun and you get to meet so many different athletes from all over the world,” she added.