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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

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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).

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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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Newsbreak: Tao Li wins S’pore’s first Asian Games gold in new national record time

Tao Li ensured that the Majullah Singapura was finally heard at the Asian Games in Guangzhou when she blitzed her way to a gold medal in the 50m butterfly this evening.

The Singapore Sports School student successfully defended the title that she won at the 2006 Asiad Games in style, storming home in a new national record time of 26.10sec on the last day of the swimming competition.

It was her second national record in the event in a day.

This morning, she had clocked 26.52sec in her heat to emerge as the joint-fastest qualifer for the evening’s final. The time eclipsed her national record of 26.64sec and was also an improvement of her Asiad gold-medal winning time of 26.73sec in 2006.

The other swimmer who matched her time this morning was China’s Lu Ying.

But it was Japan’s Yuka Kato who fought tooth and nail with Tao Li for the gold in the final reckoning. She was eventually pipped to the gold, touching the wall in 26.27sec. Lu Ying was third in 26.29sec.

Singapore’s medal tally in Guangzhou now stands at one gold, four silvers and two bronzes.

The Republic won its fourth silver yesterday when Remy Ong and Jason Yeong-Nathan finished joint-second with Japan in the men’s doubles with identical scores of 2,691 pinfalls. Malaysia’s Alex Liew and Adrian won the gold with 2,711.

Singapore can still add a couple more golds to its tally through sailing.

After three days of sailing, the pairs of Cecilia Low and Rachel Lee and Sherman Cheng and Justin Liu are leading their respective 420 fields.

Colin Cheng is overall second in the Laser while Ryan Lo, (Boy’s Optimist), Kimberly Lim (Girl’s Optimist), Scott Glen Sydney (Laser Radial) and Teo Wee Chin and Justin Wong (Hobie 16) are all lying third in their respective classes.

Today is a rest day for our sailors who will resume competition tomorrow. Here’s wishing them all the best.

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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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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