SEA Games: Singapore male fencers clinch first-ever gold in team foil

Kevin Jerrold Chan (right) of Singapore competes against Tauhid Ramadhan (left) of Indonesia during the 28th SEA Games held in Singapore on June 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Kevin Jerrold Chan (right) of Singapore competes against Tauhid Ramadhan (left) of Indonesia during the 28th SEA Games held in Singapore on June 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Singapore's men's foil fencers made history at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 tonight by clinching SEA Games gold in the team event on Sunday. This is the first time Singapore's male fencers have won gold at the biennial Games.

They beat the Philippines 45-40 in a nail-biting final to clinch the gold medal.

The victory capped a successful campaign by the fencing team, which won three golds, three silvers and seven bronzes in the four-day competition.

Earlier on Sunday, the Republic's women's epee team clinched the bronze after losing narrowly 28-29 to Philippines in the semi-finals. The women's sabre team also won a bronze after losing 36-45 to Vietnam.

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