Sailors & Shuttler Fu Mingtian Add To Singapore’s Gold Medal Haul
By Cheong Wei Ming in Jakarta & Jason Cai in Singapore
Singapore’s sailors, already assured of two gold medals before the final day of SEA Games sailing today (Nov 19), added two more to bring their tally to an impressive four while shuttler Fu Mingtian created a stir by being crowned women’s singles champion.
Four Golds For Sailors
Having secured wins in the Optimist and women’s 470 class on Friday, courtesy of Yukie Yokoyama and the pair of Dawn Liu and Sara Tan, the sailing team were eyeing more success today in Jakarta. They achieved just that, with wins by Victoria Chan in the Laser Radial and the partnership of Terence Koh and Russell Kan in the men’s 470. There were medals too for Audrey Yong (silver in the women’s RSX), Terence Choo (bronze in the men’s laser radial), Leonard Ong (bronze in the men’s RSX) and Amanda Ng (bronze in the women’s mistral).
SEA Games Champion
At the Istora Senayan Stadium, also in Jakarta, all eyes were on Fu Mingtian, who had already made history by being the first Singaporean to enter the final of the women’s singles event at the SEA Games. She went one step further, winning gold after beating Indonesia’s Firdasari Adrianti 14-21,21-12, 22-20 in a thrilling final.
In other results, snooker’s Ang Boon Chin won silver in the men’s singles while wushu’s Valerie Wee earned bronze in the taijiquan and taijijian. Synchronised swimming clinched two medals – silver in the duet event for Stephanie Chen and Crystal Yap and bronze in the team event.