SEA Games: Singapore traditional boat race teams end competition with five bronzes

The teams from Thailand (front), Indonesia (second row) and Singapore (back) in action during the men's 500m traditional boat race at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore on June 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
The teams from Thailand (front), Indonesia (second row) and Singapore (back) in action during the men's 500m traditional boat race at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore on June 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - On the second and final day of the SEA Games' traditional boat race competition, the Singapore teams won bronze medals each at Marina Bay.

The Republic's men's 500m six-crew team of Clement Neo, Kiang Jian Xiang, Oz Titus Hong, Loh Zhi Ying, Shawn Tan and Tan Chun Leng led at the start of the final before crossing the finish line in 2:43.457, behind silver medallists Thailand (2:39.666) and champions Myanmar (2:38.826).

The Republic's 500m six-crew team of Loh Peixuan, Shona Chan, Jennifer Chen, Joyce Wee, Diana Nai and Ng Ji Yan qualified for the final in second place but had to settle for third in the final with a time 2:58.477.

Singapore's men's and women's 500m 12-crew teams also returned with two third-place finishes, taking the country's total tally to five bronzes in the two-day competition.

On Saturday, the men's 200m six-crew side won Singapore's first dragon boat medal of this SEA Games with a bronze.

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