Malaysia a knockout in mixed doubles bowling
Malaysia won another three golds in mixed doubles bowling at Temasek Club yesterday, bringing their total haul to seven in 12 events over the past two days.
They claimed the top spot for categories TPB8 (spinal chord injuries), TPB9 (lower body amputation) and TPB1 + 3 (visually impaired).
Thailand and Brunei also struck gold for TPB10 (upper body amputation) and TPB2 (visually impaired) respectively. Singapore finished with two bronzes for TPB8 and TPB1 + 3, hitting 1,574 and 1,476 pinfalls respectively.
Shuttler Tay needs win to stand chance
Para-shuttler Tay Wei Ming won one match and lost one yesterday in the men's singles SU5 Group B games yesterday.
In the afternoon, he lost to Indonesian Suryo Nugroho 7-21, 12-21 but rallied to beat Ahmad Effendi Razaman 21-15, 21-9 in the evening.
He plays his final group match against Vietnam's Pham Hong Tuan at noon.
Thai hotshots light up Yishun range
Thailand's Somporn Muangsiri extended her nation's dominance in the shooting competition after winning the second gold of the day in the P2 10m air pistol women's SH1 at Safra Yishun.
Thailand have swept all four golds available thus far.
Somporn, a Games silver medallist last year, led from start to finish, ahead of compatriot Maneerat Nonsang (179.4). APG debutante Alvina Neo took the bronze for Singapore with a 154.4-point effort.
Vietnam lifter gains from champ's failure
Vietnam's Le Thi Anh Nga won a surprise gold in the women's 45kg category with a best lift of 64kg, after defending powerlifting champion Guion Achelle from the Philippines failed all attempts yesterday.
Indonesia's Widiasih Ni Nengah won the women's 41kg, breaking her own Games record twice in the process with a best lift of 95kg.
Thai goalballers the ones to beat again
Just like in last year's Asean Para Games men's goalball final, once again Thailand proved too good for Malaysia.
The defending champions took just seven minutes to trounce the Malaysians 10-0 in a preliminary-round match.
In other matches, the Singapore men lost 2-12 to Malaysia, while their female counterparts lost 3-13 to Laos.