In Brief: Thais, Vietnamese dominate lifting

Thais, Vietnamese dominate lifting

Two Asean Para Games (APG) records were smashed on the third day of powerlifting action.

Thailand's Thongsa Marasri lifted a record of 185kg in the men's 72kg class, 15kg above the record set in Myanmar last year.

Thailand's Kampa Pongtao won gold in the men's 80kg while Indonesia's Anto Boi took the men's 88kg crown.

In the women's 50kg class, Vietnam's Dang Thi Linh Phuong lifted 93kg to beat her previous record of 85kg set in Myanmar.

Her compatriot Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan won the women's 55kg class with a 100kg lift.

S'pore men's goalball team lose all 5 games

Singapore men's goalball team's APG debut campaign has ended, as they closed with a 1-11 loss to Myanmar in their final group match of the tournament yesterday.

The Singapore team, formed only in January, lost each of their five matches by the maximum 10-goal margin.

The women's team will face Laos in their final preliminary match today.

S'pore sailor Yap has wind in her sails

Singapore sailor Yap Qian Yin has an almost unassailable lead in the women's Hansa 2.3 event, having finished tops in all eight races so far.

The 25-year-old has an eight-point lead over Filipina Cherrie Samonte Pinpin with three races to go today at the Marina Bay.

In the men's Hansa 2.3, Singapore's Aaron Per lies in third place while there is still all to fight for in the double-handed Hansa 303.

Team Singapore's Jovin Tan and Anthony Teo hold a slim one-point lead over Malaysia's Mustafah Junell and Nurul Amilin Balawi, while Singapore's Glen Tan and Desiree Lim are one more point behind.

Laos exit wheelchair basketball event

Despite a stellar 35 points from Paphatsalang Khammany, Laos still bowed out of the medal race in the men's 5-a-side wheelchair basketball competition.

The team lost 55-61 to the Philippines in a preliminary game at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The Philippine side, who finished third at the 2014 APG, played a physical game, committing 30 personal fouls.

They had three players fouled out.

They will play their second preliminary game against Malaysia tomorrow.

In the other 5-a-side match of the day, Singapore lost their second consecutive game, falling 17-51 to Myanmar.

Captain Choo Poh Choon scored 11 points.

Shuttler Tay bows out in q-finals

Singapore's Tay Wei Ming's campaign ended in the badminton men's singles SU5 quarter-finals, after losing 15-21, 20-22 to Indonesia's Oddie Kurnia Dwi Listyanto at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 yesterday.

The two-time gold medallist is playing in a different category at these Games.

The shuttler used to play in the SL4 class but he is now competing in the tougher SU5 class for athletes with less impairment.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2015, with the headline 'In Brief:Thais, Vietnamese dominate lifting'. Print Edition | Subscribe