Asean Para Games: Nurulasyiqah lands boccia gold, swimmer Goh makes it 3 on the trot

Nurulasyiqah Mohd Taha claimed Singapore's first gold in boccia at the 2014 Asean Para Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar on Friday.

The 29-year-old beat Thailand's Visaratanunta Tunimpat 9-0 in the women's BC3 final at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium.

Boccia is an indoor game which requires competitors to throw leather balls as close to a target as possible.

In swimming, Theresa Goh's hot streak continued for a third straight day. She won the women's 100m breaststroke (SB4) in a Games record of 2min 18.19sec, surpassing the previous mark of 2:22.15 she set in 2011.

It was the third gold for the 26-year-old, after victories in the 50m breaststroke and 200m freestyle events over the last two days.

Benson Tan claimed a silver in the 50m butterfly (SB14) while James Leow picked up a bronze in the 50m butterfly (S9).

In seven-a-side cerebral palsy football, Singapore beat Malaysia 3-2 thanks to a strike from Shahidil Saidi and a brace from Mubarak Mohd Rastam.

The Games, which run until Monday, feature 1,500 athletes from 10 South-east Asian nations competing across 12 sports.

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