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SEA Games: Singapore clinch one gold, one silver and one bronze in canoeing

Brandon Ooi won bronze in the men's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Brandon Ooi won bronze in the men's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Brandon Ooi won bronze in the men's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Brandon Ooi won bronze in the men's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Geraldine Lee won silver in the women's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Geraldine Lee won silver in the women's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Geraldine Lee won silver in the women's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Geraldine Lee won silver in the women's K1 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Stephenie Chen (foreground, left) and Suzanne Seah (foreground, right) won gold in the women's K2 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Stephenie Chen (foreground, left) and Suzanne Seah (foreground, right) won gold in the women's K2 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Stephenie Chen (left) and Suzanne Seah won gold in the women's K2 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Stephenie Chen (left) and Suzanne Seah won gold in the women's K2 500m event at the Ngalike Dam, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Thursday, Dec 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Singapore's canoeists started the first official day of competition at the SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar on Thursday by winning one gold, one silver and a bronze.

The women's duo of Stephenie Chen and Suzanne Seah won the K2 500m sprint by a clear margin. This is the Republic's third gold at the Games.

However, Singapore's first canoeing Olympian Geraldine Lee failed to retain her K1 500m race title she won in Indonesia two years ago, finishing in second place for a silver. Brandon Ooi took bronze for the Republic in the men's category of the same event, losing to Thai Kasemsit Borriboonwasin and Vietnam's Thanh Quang Nguyen.

In the K4 500m sprint, the Singapore team finished fourth.