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Incheon Daily: Team Singapore fencers on form once more

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Cheryl Wong

Team Singapore's Cheryl Wong Ye Han during the Women's Foil Individual Preliminaries (Photo by Joseph Nair / Sport Singapore)


On Sunday morning, Cheryl Wong gave Singapore another reason to believe that there might be another medal coming from the fencing fraternity following her compatriot Lim Wei Wen's Bronze medal on Saturday night, when she advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's Individual Foil event.

Wong despatched three of her opponents from Uzbekistan, Macau and Qatar in the preliminaries, narrowly losing to Japan's Yanaoka Haruka and Le Huilin of China. Wong later beat Wang Chen 15-12 in a thrilling bout to advance to the quarterfinals.

Liane Wong easily won her Women's Individual Foil preliminary bouts against Lin Po Heung of Hong Kong (5-0) and Ho Peng I of Macau (5-1), but her adversaries from Japan, Lebanon and host nation South Korea proved much more difficult to overcome. However, that was enough to see her through to the Round of 16. There, despite putting up a good fight, she lost 15-9 to young Japanese fencing starlet Karin Miyawaki, who was a silver medallist at the women's foil event at this year's Youth Olympic Games.

Sepak Takraw
Team Singapore's sepak takraw players were narrowly edged out of the Asian Games by their Japanese counterparts in an exhilarating preliminary doubles match at the Bucheon Gymnasium on Sunday morning.

The Singapore side showed fine form against a resilient Japanese team and took the lead after winning the first game 21-19. The Japanese turned the tables in the second game, finding their rhythm to beat the Team Singapore athletes 21-14.

The last game between the two equally-matched sides then went all the way down to the wire, with the Japanese eventually emerging victors with a 25-23 scoreline.


Team Singapore's Saiyidah Aisyah Binte Mohamed Rafaee paddles during the Lightweight Women's Single Sculls Heat 1 (Photo by Jaewon Lee / Sport Singapore)

Rower Saiyidah Aisyah Binte Mohamed Rafaee finished third in her lightweight single sculls heats on Sunday morning at the Changju Tangeum Lake International Rowing Centre and has qualified for the finals which will be held on 25 September.

It was a decent display by the men's shooting team on Sunday but it was not enough to take any of the trio, comprising Gai Bin, Poh Lip Meng and Lim Swee Hon, to the final of the Men's Individual 10m Air Pistol competition.

Lim, who made it to the final of the Men's Individual 50m Pistol on Saturday, was unable to replicate that form on Sunday, posting the lowest score of 567 among his compatriots. Gai Bin was the top Singapore shooter with a score of 576, finishing 19th in a field of 57. Poh scored 572 points and finished in 24th place.

The men's combined total of 1,715 points saw them take seventh place in the team event.


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