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Team Singapore's Lau Ywen (L) in action against Indonesia's Diah Permatasari during the Women's Sabre Individual preliminary round (Photo by Vivek Prakash / Sports Singapore)

 

Shooting

Singapore's women shooters were the first to compete on the opening day, with their Individual 10m Air Pistol event starting at 8am. While the ladies put in a very respectable effort at the range, the trio of Teh Xiu Hong, Teo Shun Xie and Nicole Tan did not manage to qualify for the finals.  

Teh came in 10th with a score of 381, while Teo - who recently won gold in this event at the Commonwealth Games in July - managed 16th position with a score of 377. Tan finished 26th with a score of 372. The three ladies combined to earned Singapore sixth place in the women's 10m Air Pistol team event, bagging a total of 1130 points.

Sepak Takraw

Singapore's Sepak Takraw team started the day on a good note as they dominated Nepal in the preliminary round of Group A in the Men's Doubles, beating them 21-14, 21-7 in just under 30 minutes. They will face a much tougher prospect in host nation South Korea later at 2pm.

 

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Team Singapore’s Yong Yi Xiang in action during Men's Changquan Final (Photo by Jaewon Lee / Sports Singapore)

 

Wushu

Singapore's Yong Yi Xiang put in a admirable effort in the Men's Changquan finals at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium this morning to finish fifth out of a field of 11, with a very respectable score of 9.55. South Korea's Lee Hasung grabbed gold with a score of 9.71 while Macau's Jia Rui (9.69) and Japan's Daisuke Ichikizaki (9.67) finished second and third respectively.

Fencing

Fencer Lau Ywen won two of her five Pool A matches during this morning's Women's Sabre Individual Preliminaries. While she lost to her opponents from South Korea, China and Indonesia, Ywen eased past her Mongolian counterpart Yundendorj Ariunzaya 5-0 and narrowly beat Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Thanh Loan 5-4 to advance to the Round of 16. There, Ywen was eliminated from the competition by the host nation's Lee Rajin, who won 15-4.

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