Team Singapore's Javier Tan in action during the Men's Singles final (Photo by Vivek Prakash / Sport Singapore)
Team Singapore's men’s hockey team were beaten by Bangladesh 2-1 in their Pool A match on Tuesday. After a goalless first quarter, Bangladesh struck twice before half-time with goals from Md. Khorshadur Rahman and Pushkor Khisa. Team Singapore’s hopes were raised by a fourth quarter goal from Tan Yi Ru, but despite a late rally they were unable to find an equaliser. Singapore’s next game is against Japan on Thursday.
Team Singapore's water polo players Loke En Yuan and Lynette Jane Tan put up a good fight, scoring the two goals in their 27-2 defeat to Kazakhstan in their round robin game. The less experienced Singaporeans – it's the first time the women's team are competing in the Games - were always going to be the underdogs but they nevertheless put up a stern battle against the more physical Kazakhs. The team’s final match will be against Japan on Wednesday.
Team Singapore's Lim Heem Wei in action on the beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Final (Photo by Joseph Nair / Sport Singapore)
In the men’s individual All Around competition, Gan Zi Jie Gabriel’s score of 76.025 secured him an 18th place finish, with Aizat Bin Muhammad Jufrie finishing in 21st place with a score of 74.150. Japan’s Yuya Kamoto won Gold medal, while Masayoshi Yamamoto of Japan and Lee Sangwook of South Korea took Silver and Bronze respectively.
At the Women's Individual All Round finals, Lim Heem Wei finished 14th among 22 gymnasts with a score of 48.00.
In the men’s singles ‘Squad A’, Singapore’s Lim Chia Loong finished 22nd with an average of 97.17 while Keith Saw came in 25th with 196.00. In Squad B, Ng Chiew Pang finished 17th with an average score of 197.17 and Muhd Jaris Goh was 19th, Joel Tan 38th and Javier Tan 42nd. The women's team will be in action on Wednesday morning.