Newsbreak: Peter Gilchrist wins bronze – Singapore’s second medal of the Asiad

The report:

Singapore has won another medal at the Asian Games. Peter Gilchrist won a bronze after he was beaten by Myanmar’s oo Nay Thway Oo in the semi-finals of the English billiards competition.

Here’s the report from The Straits Times Online:

Gilchrist takes bronze

(The Straits Times Online, 14 Nov 2010)

By May Chen

HE MAY be a two-time billiards world champion, but Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist had to settle for bronze for a second consecutive Asian Games.

The 42-year-old was beaten 3-2 by Myanmar’s Oo Nay Thway Oo despite a spirited fight from two frames down in Sunday morning’s semi-finals.

Gilchrist had looked set to book himself a place in the final when he romped to 3-0 wins over Thawat Sujaritthurakarn of Thailand and South Korean Baek Min Hu earlier in the round of 16 and quarter-finals respectively.

This is Singapore’s first bronze and second medal at the Guangzhou Games. Swimmer Tao Li won a silver in the women’s 100 butterfly on Saturday.

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Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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