Laos, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 – Team Singapore clinched three more gold medals on day seven of the 25th South East Asian (SEA) Games to cross the 30-gold mark and maintain third place in the medal tally.
The paddlers closed out their table tennis campaign by winning the final two golds on offer. Gao Ning beat Yang Zi 4-1 in the men’s Singles final, while Feng Tianwei also saw off compatriot Wang Yuegu in five sets in the women’s Singles final. With that, they took six of the seven gold medals up for grabs, only missing out in the mens’ doubles.
Peter Gilchrist improved on his bronze medal finish in the English Billiards Doubles five days ago by winning the Singles event. He came back from two frames to one down in the semi-finals to beat his Thai opponent, before overwhelming Myanmar’s Kyaw Oo 3-1 in the final.
Adriel Chua picked up a silver medal in Archery when he finished second in the men’s individual compound bow. He came up just short after beating the home favourite, Thanonglith Siriponh, in the semi-finals.
Judokas Cai Renjun and Ngo Yee Ling earned Team Singapore a bronze in the womens’ Jyu No Kata final, as did Saifuddin Julaimi and Shafiq Saiful after they lost in the semi-finals of their respective weight classes in the Silat competition. Shakir Juanda, though, won his Class G (75-80kg) bout, and will do battle for the gold on Thursday, December 17.
Team Singapore’s shuttlers, save for Shinta M Sari and Yao Lei in the women’s doubles, all crashed out at the quarter-final stage of competition. The run ended for the men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as the mixed doubles. Shinta and Yao were the only players to emerge unscathed, and will play Thailand’s Savitree Amitrapai and Vacharaporn Munkit in the last four.
In the men’s long jump, although Matthew Goh only finished a close sixth, he improved on his personal best and national record of 7.53 metres with his 7.62m jump, which will be ratified if wind speed is within legal limits. The bronze-medal winning jump was 10 centimetres away, while the fourth and sixth places were only separated by 3cm.
After the seventh day of competition, Team Singapore has 31 golds, 22 silvers and 32 bronzes. Malaysia and Indonesia are close behind with 26 golds each.
Day 7 results:
Men’s Individual Compound Bow:
Semi-Finals: Adriel Chua beat Thanonglith Siriponh (Lao) 104-102
Final: Adriel Chua lost to Igusti Nyoman Puruhito (Ina) 115-111 (Silver)
Men’s Long Jump Final:
Matthew Goh: 7.62m (6th, National Record)
Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals:
Derek Wong lost to Simon Santosa (Ina) 2-0
Ashton Chen lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Ina) 2-0
Men’s Doubles Quarter-Finals:
Hendra Wijaya and Jeffrey Wong lost to Malaysia 2-0
Jonathan Tang and Terry Yeo lost to Malaysia 2-1
Women’s Singles Quarter-Finals:
Zhang Beiwen lost to Lydia Cheah Li Ya (Mas) 2-0
Women’s Doubles Quarter-Finals:
Liu Fan Frances and Vanessa Neo lost to Malaysia 2-0
Shinta M Sari and Yao Lei beat Malaysia 2-1
Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals:
Hendra Wijaya and Vanessa Neo lost to Thailand 2-0
Men’s 9 Ball Pool Singles Preliminary Round:
Toh Lian Han lost to Ricky Yang (Ina) 9-6
Chan Keng Kwang lost to Hongsavade (Lao) 9-7
Men’s English Billiard Singles:
Semi-Finals: Peter Gilchrist beat Praprut C. (Tha) 3-2
Final: Peter Gilchrist beat Kyaw Oo (Mya) 3-1 (Gold)
Women’s 9 Ball Pool Singles Preliminary Round:
Charlene Chai beat Duong Thuy Vi (Vie) 7-4
Women’s Jyu No Kata Final:
Cai Renjun and Ngo Yee Ling: 452 points (Bronze)
Men’s Class E (65-70kg) Semi-Finals:
Saifuddin Julaimi lost to I Komang Wahyu Purbayasari (Ina) (Bronze)
Men’s Class G (75-80kg) Semi-Finals:
Shakir Juanda beat Freddy Ashrol Choo (Bru)
Men’s Class H (80-85kg) Semi-Finals:
Shafiq Saiful lost to Chanon Untakool (Tha) (Bronze)
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position Final:
Zhang Jin: 1231.1 points (5th)
Ong Jun Hong: 1132 (9th)
Kasmijan Kimin: 1092 (15th)
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position Team Final:
Kasmijan Kimin, Zhang Jin, Ong Jun Hong: 3356 points (4th)
Gao Ning beat Phakpoom S. (Tha) 4-1
Yang Zi beat Richard Gonzales (Phi) 4-0
Final: Gao Ning beat Yang Zi 4-1 (Gold, Silver)
Wang Yuegu beat Lee Wei (Mas) 4-0
Feng Tianwei beat Nathana Komwong (Tha) 4-0
Final: Feng Tianwei beat Wang Yuegu 4-1 (Gold, Silver)
Men’s Nanquan Preliminary Round:
Brendan Goh: 8.86 points (8th)
Women’s Jianshu and Changquan Final:
Khor Poh Chin: 18.80 points (7th)
Women’s Taijiquan Preliminary Round:
Tao Yi Jun: 9.53 points (6th)