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Newsbreak: Three-gold bonanza for Team Singapore, thanks to sailors and bowlers

Heartiest congratulations to bowlers Geraldine Ng, Shayna Ng and Cherie Tan and sailors Sherman Cheng, Justin Liu, Rachel Lee and Cecilia Low for striking gold at the Asian Games today.

I think the Singapore Bowling Federation will be heaving a huge sigh of relief after finally breaking their golden duck at the Asian Games, a barren streak that started from the 2006 Doha Games.

Let’s hope this spurs the team on to go in with guns blazing in the remaining events in Guangzhou.

SingaporeSailing could not repeat its five-gold haul from the 2006 Asiad but I think winning two golds and two silvers is a reasonably decent result.

I am particularly happy with Sherman and Justin’s successful defence of their 2006 title which suggests that they are truly without peers in the region.

Here’s wishing them all the best and many more years of similar success when they move to the 470 after this.

Here are the reports of our bowlers and sailors’ golden exploits.

Once again, my heartiest congratulations to all of them for doing Singapore proud. Who says local sporting talent cannot deliver the goods for Singapore?

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan


The reports:

S’pore bowlers win gold

(The Straits Times Online, 20 Nov 2010)

By May Chen

SINGAPORE keglers Shayna Ng, Geraldine Ng and Cherie Tan turned in top-class performances on Saturday to clinch the women’s trios gold medal at the Asian Games.

They registered 3,917 pinfalls after six games to finish top of the pack by 68 pinfalls. The South Korean trio of Choi Jin A, Hwang Sun Ok and Son Jun Hee took silver with 3,849 pinfalls, while China’s Yang Suling, Chen Dongdong and Zhang Yuhong finished third with 3,841 pinfalls.

This is Singapore’s second gold medal at the Asian Games following swimmer Tao Li’s triumph in the women’s 50m butterfly on Thursday. It is also the fourth medal that Singapore’s bowlers have won. Prior to this, the Republic’s keglers won two silvers and one bronze.

Singapore’s other trios partnership of Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Jazreel Tan and New Hui Fen finished in 10th place with 3,626 pinfalls.

In the men’s trios, Basil Low, Jason Yeong-Nathan and Remy Ong were Singapore’s best performers. They finished 13th with 3,693 pinfalls, while Ng Tiac Pin, Benjamin Lim and Mark Wong were 19th with 3,620 pinfalls.

South Korea took gold (4061 pinfalls) and silver (3952 pinfalls), while Qatar took bronze (3908 pinfalls).



Gold for S’pore sailors

(The Straits Times Online,  20 Nov 2010)

By May Chen

SINGAPORE’S sailors have added two golds, two silvers and four bronzes to the Republic’s medal haul at the Asian Games.

Reigning world champions Justin Liu and Sherman Cheng’s steady and consistent peformances, which included five wins out of 12 races, led them to the gold in the men’s 420.

On the other hand, Rachel Lee and Cecilia Low chalked up an impressive 10 wins out of 12 races to take first place in the women’s 420.

The sailors had looked set to finish with two golds and six bronzes at the end of the six-day sailing competition on Saturday, but were pleasantly surprised when they ended up with two silvers in the women’s optimist and men’s laser events after hosts China was hit with post-race protests.

Colin Cheng finished second in the men’s laser while Kimberly Lim took silver in the women’s dinghy optimist.

Singapore’s bronzes came from Ryan Lo (Men’s Optimist), Scott Glen Sydney (Laser Radial), Dawn Liu and Siobhan Tam (Women’s 470) and Teo Wee Chin and Justin Wong (Hobie 16).


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Sailors may have to be the ones to break Singapore’s golden duck at Asiad

Singapore’s sailors are looking strong for three gold medals at the Asian Games after six races.

At the Shanwei Water Sports Centre yesterday, the Republic’s Colin Cheng  continued to lead in the Laser Standard while 420 pairs Justin Liu and Sherman Cheng and Rachel Lee and Cecilia Low were the pacesetters in the boys’ and girls’ events.

Also in the hunt for a podium finish were Ryan Lo (Optimist Boys) and the men’s 470 duo of Roy Tay and Terence Koh.

Singapore has yet to win a gold at the 16th Asiad in Guangzhou.

Although our bowlers finally came away with medals in the Women’s Singles final, after firing blanks in Men’s singles on Monday, the gold remains elusive.

Rising kegler Shayna Ng has won a silver while compatriot New Hui Fen won a bronze.

Ng , 21, scored a total of 1,342 pinfalls, 53 pinfalls behind gold medallist Sun Ok Hwang from South Korea.

But she also created history en route to her silver success by becoming the first bowler to score a perfect game of 300 in the competition.

The Asian Games debutant achieved that mark in her fourth game.

New, 1 and the youngest member of the Singapore bowling team, took the bronze after finishing a pinfall behind Ng.  

Meanwhile, former AMF world champion Jasmine Yeong-Nathan was forced to settle for 15th place and Geraldine Ng finished ninth.

The Singapore women’s table tennis team were outplayed 0-3 by China in the final. This is the seoncond victory that China has scored over Singapore in three meetings this year.

Singapore fielded Wang Yuegu in the first singles and the world No. 7 went down 0-3 to China world No. 8 Li Xiaoxia.

Feng Tianwei went up against current world No. 1 Guo Yan and also suffered a 3-0 defeat.

Singapore opted for veteran Li Jiawei instead of Sun Beibei  in the third singles, but the 29-year-old was unable to stop China’s winning momentum, going down 0-3 to Guo Yue.

The defeat means that Singapore’s 3-1 victory over China in the World Table Tennis Team Championships in Moscow in May is now a distant memory. Since then, China has bounced back to beat Singapore 3-0 in the World Team Cup tournament in Dubai.

That victory in October and yesterday’s whitewash now brings China’s win-loss record over Singapore to a staggering 15-1.

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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A recap of Singapore’s medals and medal winners at the Asian Youth Games

Here’s a recap of Singapore’s  medal winners at the just-concluded Asian Youth Games.

In total, our athletes won nine golds, six silvers and 15 bronzes as Singapore finished fourth in the medal tally behind China (25, 16, 11), South Korea (20, 17, 17) and Thailand (11, 7, 2).

Our swimmers also set six new national records in the pool.

Congratulations to all for a great job at the Games, and for flying Singapore’s flag high.

NINE Golds:


1. New Hui Fen: Girls Singles

2. New Hui Fen/Darshini Krishna:  Girls Doubles

3. Basil Low: Boys Masters


4. Darren Choy:  Boys Byte II C


5. Quah Ting Wen: 50m freestyle

6. Quah Ting Wen: 100m freestyle (new national Open and U-17 records)

7. Quah Ting Wen: 200m freestyle (new national Open and U-17 records)

8. Lynette Lim: 400m freestyle (new national Open record)

9. Quah Ting Wen/Amanda Lim/Lynette Lim/Koh Hui Yu: Girls 4x100m freestyle (new national Open record)

SIX Silvers:


1. New Hui Fen: Girls Masters

2. New Hui Fen/Darshini Krishna/Anthea Soh/Ilma Nur Jannah Fadzal: Girls Team

3. Basil Low/Justin Lim/Christopher Hwang/Brandon Lee: Boys Team


4. Najwa Jumani: Girls Byte IIC


5. Amanda Lim: Girls 50m freestyle (new national Open and U-17 record)

6. Amanda Lim: Girls 100m freestyle

FIFTEEN Bronzes:


1. Shahrir Mohd Anuar: Boys 100m

2. Sean Lim: Boys Pole Vault

3. Inez Leong: Girls 100m hurdles

4. Melissa Wu: Girls Long Jump


5. Christopher Hwang/Brandon Lee: Boys Doubles

6. Darshini Krishna: Girls Masters


7. Audrey Yong: Girls Bic Techno

8. Singapore: Nations Trophy


9. Abel Lim: Boys 10m Air Rifle


10. Roanne Ho: Girls 50m breaststroke (new national record)

11. Lionel Khoo: Boys 50m breaststroke

12. Rainer Ng: Boys 100m backstroke

13. Amanda Lim/Roanne Ho/Lynette Lim/Quah Ting Wen: Girls 4x100m Medley Relay

14. Rainer Ng/Dzulhaili Kamal/Lionel Khoo/Clement Lim: Boys 4x1o0m Medley Relay

Table Tennis:

Isabelle Li, Clarence Chew: Mixed Team

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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