SEA Games: Medals dry up for Singapore on 2nd day of wushu competition

Indonesian taijiquan exponent Lindswell Kwok at the 28th SEA Games. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Indonesian taijiquan exponent Lindswell Kwok at the 28th SEA Games. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - After a gold rush on the first day of SEA Games wushu competition on Saturday, Singapore's winning momentum was halted by their regional neighbours on Sunday.

Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar grabbed a gold medal apiece in the events contested, while the Singapore team missed out on adding to their medal tally.

In the women's optional taijiquan, Indonesian exponent Lindswell Kwok scored 9.73 to take the gold, and was followed by Vietnam's Tran Thi Minh Huyen (9.69) and Malaysia's Chan Lu Yi (9.65). Valerie Wee (9.59) and Vera Tan (9.58) of Singapore finished fourth and fifth respectively.

The men's taijijian event saw similar results, with Samuel Tan just missing out on bronze with a score of 9.66, while Lee Tze Yuan (9.54) finished sixth.

Tan was pipped to the podium by Indonesian Julius Yoga Kurniawan, who scored 9.68. The Philippines' Daniel Parantac and Malaysia's Loh Jack Chang scored 9.71 and 9.69 to take gold and silver respectively.

Emily Sin finished sixth in the women's optional nanquan/nandao event, which was won by Malaysia's Diane Bong.

Three more wushu events are scheduled for Sunday night.

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