SEA Games: Fifth wushu gold for Singapore as Lee Tze Yuan wins in taijiquan

SINGAPORE - Singapore clinched their fifth wushu gold medal of the SEA Games through team captain Lee Tze Yuan, who delivered a rousing performance in the men's taijiquan event on Monday afternoon.

Lee scored 9.71, pipping Philippines Daniel Parantac (9.70) and Indonesia's Fredy to first place.

Earlier in the afternoon, women's wushu athlete Valerie Wee also won a silver in the women's taijijian event. Wee, who is competing in her last SEA Games, scored 9.71 but lost out to Indonesian Lindswell's 9.73. It was Lindswell's second gold in two days, having also won gold in the taijiquan event yesterday.

While Wee was denied a fairy-tale ending to her SEA Games career, she was far from disappointed. Wee said: "It was the perfect ending, and to have a score so close to the Asian Games silver medallist is a good achievement. She has been very consistent, so there is no surprise in her winning both her events."

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