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Incheon Daily: Day 5 Sports Round Up

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Team Singapore's Chayut Triyachart returns the shuttle in a doubles game with team mate Danny Bawa Chrisnanta against Afghanistan's Iqbal Ahmad Shekib and Meri Sayed Emran during the men's doubles Round of 32 (Photo by Sport Singapore)


Team Singapore's Men's Doubles team comprising Chayut Triyachart and Danny Bawa Chrisnanta eased past their Afghan opponents 2-0 on Wednesday at the Gyeyang Gymnasium. The Singaporeans took the first set 21-5 before sealing victory with a 21-12 score in the set. The duo will be in action again on Thursday.

Over in the  Badminton Women's Doubles, Yao Lei and Shinta Mulia Sari were engaged in a close fight with their Macau opponents Wang Rong and Zhang Zhibo in the round of 32, eventually losing 2-1. The Singaporeans were commanding in the first set with a score of 21-13, but their opponents rallied in the second to win 21-15. The last set proved to be an exciting affair but the opposition dug deep and edged out a 21-17 win.


Team Singapore 420 Sailing team at the Wangsan Sailing Marina (Photo by Singapore Sailing Federation)


At the Wangsan Sailing Marina, Singapore’s medal hunt in the country’s traditionally strong sport of Sailing got underway on Wednesday with some positive starts from both the men’s and women’s teams.

In the 420 women's two person dinghy, the pair of Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew finished the day in first place with a total of six points, having completed four of the 12 scheduled races.

Colin Cheng was in third place in the Laser men's one person dinghy with a total of nine points from his three races – nine more remain in the coming days.

In the Optimist women's one person dinghy: Jodie Lai is nicely positioned in second place with nine points in the bag and will look to continue that form on Thursday.

Cecilia and Priscilia Low are tucked in third position with a total of 11 points in the 29er women's two person dinghy, while in the 420 men's two person dinghy, Loh Jia Yi and Jonathan Yeo are also placed third with 11 points.

Over at Goyang Gymnasium, the women's foil team were up against the highly-rated Japanese side which boasts having Youth Olympics Games Silver medallist Karin Miyawaki and 2010 Asian Games Silver Medallist  Shiho Nishioka, but the Singaporeans were nevertheless hardly intimidated by the opposition as they put up a tough fight before losing 29-43 to finish fifth out of eight teams.

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