Marathoner Soh Rui Yong celebrates his gold - Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Soh Rui Yong maintained Singapore’s success in the Men's marathon event at the SEA Games with a gold medal victory on Sunday.
The 23-year-old won at the Kallang Practice Track in a time of 2 hours 34 minutes and 56 seconds on Sunday. This is only Soh's second attempt at the marathon and the success follows Team Singapore’s Mok Ying Ren’s victory in the SEA Games in 2013.
Zoe Mui won the gold in the Women's Changquan (optional) event. The 17-year-old scored 9.71 to make a late move to the top of the standings. Her victory was secured when Sandi Oo, on the floor last, scored 9.70 to finish in second place. Ivan Lin won a bronze in the Men’s Sanda 65kg.
Traditional Boat Race
Singapore’s traditional boat race (TBR) Men’s and Women’s teams won bronze medals at Marina Bay. The Men's 500m six-crew team of Clement Neo, Kiang Jian Xiang, Oz Titus Hong, Loh Zhi Ying, Shawn Tan and Tan Chun Leng posted a time of 2:43.457, behind silver medallists Thailand (2:39.666) and champions Myanmar (2:38.826). The 500m six-crew team of Loh Peixuan, Shona Chan, Jennifer Chen, Joyce Wee, Diana Nai and Ng Ji Yan took bronze in the final with a time 2:58.477.
Singapore's Traditional Boat Race team celebrates their bronze - Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
For the first time in SEA Games history, Team Singapore’s Men's fencers claimed a gold medal in the sport - to the delight of a cheering crowd at the OCBC Arena. The foil team made history by defeating the Philippines 45-40 in a thrilling final. The team was made up of
Kevin Jerrold Chan, Tan Yuan Zi, Joshua Lim and Justin Ong.
Singapore’s women's epee team comprising Cheryl Lim, Elizabeth Ann Lim, Victoria Ann Lim and Rania Herlina Rahardja won the bronze after a close 28-29 loss to Philippines in the semi-finals. The women's sabre team also won a bronze after losing 36-45 to Vietnam.
Team Singapore defeated Thailand 21–0 to claim bronze in the SEA Games Rugby Sevens tournament. A try from Samuel Teo got Singapore off to a great start and Ho Yi Shu took advantage of a turnover late in the game to wrap-up the win.
In the women’s tournament, Singapore was beaten 0–39 by Thailand in the finals, picking up a silver medal.
Samantha Teo in action - Photo Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Gabriel Yang, won silver medal in the 81-90kg category after making a great run to the final of the tournament.
Yang defeated Kenji Yahata in the quarter-finals and then beat Malaysia's Abdul Rashid Ahmad Zikri by one yuko in the semi-finals. With gold in his sight however, Yang was defeated in the final by Indonesia's Horas Manurung by ippon.
Timothy Loh, the 2013 SEA Games bronze medallist, finished third again in the 90-100kg category after defeating Khamsay Vongphachanh when the Laotian committed a shido.
Team Singapore's SEA Games debutant Tania Forichon also won a bronze medal in the 57-63kg category after defeating Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Huong by ippon in just 21 seconds.
Team Singapore shooters Anuar Abdullah and Peter Teh won silver and bronze respectively in the Men's Individual Precision Pistol competition at the National Shooting Centre on Sunday. Team Singapore also won a silver in the Men’s Team Event with a combined score of 1,754, behind winners Thailand (1,762) and in front of third-placed Philippines (1,742).
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Team Singapore had to settle for silver medal in SEA Games women's artistic gymnastics team event at Bishan Stadium as Malaysia ended the Republic’s dominance of the sport.
Malaysia finished with a total of 206.200 points beating Singapore's overall score of 202.500 and the Philippines finished third.
Team Singapore were champions in 2005, 2007 and 2011, with the sport omitted from the 2009 and 2013 editions of the SEA Games.
Team Singapore achieved a joint bronze in the Same Stroke event with a score of 89 points, behind Thailand (211) and Myanmar (240). A joint bronze was also achieved in the Non Repetition event with a score of 112.
Our Women’s divers Frida Lim and Myra Lee struck silver in the Women’s 10m Synchronised Platform behind Malaysia. Mark Lee beat his twin brother, Timothy, to the bronze in the Men’s 3m Springboard event with a score of 349.25.
Team Singapore’s Mixed Under16 Optimist team comprising Daniel Toh, James Koh, Koh Yi Nian, Muhammad Daniel Kei Bin M. Yazid and Jodie Lai, had to settle for silver having lost to Team Malaysia in the gold medal match.