Asian Games: J80 sailors win third gold for Singapore after beating South Korea 2-0 in final

(From left) Singapore's Justin Wong, skipper Maximilian Soh, Russell Kan, Christopher Lim and Andrew Paul Chan after bagging Singapore's third sailing gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games on Oct 1, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
(From left) Singapore's Justin Wong, skipper Maximilian Soh, Russell Kan, Christopher Lim and Andrew Paul Chan after bagging Singapore's third sailing gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games on Oct 1, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Singapore's sailors bagged their third gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games after the J80 match racing team beat South Korea 2-0 in a best-of-three final on Wednesday afternoon.

The five-man crew of Maximilian Soh, Andrew Paul Chan, Russell Kan, Christopher Lim, and Justin Wong had reached the final after winning 15 of their 16 match races in the nine-team round robin preliminary stage. They then beat Malaysia 3-0 in a best-of-five final.

Singapore's sailor now have three golds, two silvers, and two bronzes so far at the ongoing Asian Games. The other gold medals came from Jodie Lai (women's optimist) and the women's 420 pair of Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew, while Raynn Kwok (men's optimist) and the 29er pair of Cecilia and Priscilla Low contributed two silvers.

Colin Cheng and the men's 420 pair of Jonathan Yeo and Loh Jia Yi snared a bronze each.

Four years ago at the Guangzhou Asiad, Singapore's sailing contingent bagged two golds, two silvers, and four bronzes. Their best-ever finish was in 2006, when they topped the sailing medal table with five golds, three silvers, and two bronzes.