SEA Games: Thailand claim three golds on last day of canoe competition, S'pore settle for two

Singapore's Sarah Chen powering ahead to win the women's K1 200m race on June 9, 2015, one of two golds the Republic won on the final day of the SEA Games canoe competition. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Singapore's Sarah Chen powering ahead to win the women's K1 200m race on June 9, 2015, one of two golds the Republic won on the final day of the SEA Games canoe competition. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Thailand dominated the final day of the SEA games canoeing competition with three gold medal wins, beating rivals Singapore who won two out of a total nine golds on offer.

Singapore's Sarah Chen won the women's K1 200m race with a timing of 44.869sec, beating 2013 champion Erni Sokoy from Indonesia who came in 0.210sec later. Vietnam's Thi Thanh Thao Do was third a further 0.977sec behind.

The second gold for the Republic came from Mervyn Toh in the men's K1 200m race. He crossed the finish line in 37.860sec, beating Thailand's Aditep Srichart (39.092s) and Indonesia's Gandie Gandie (39.240s).

The Singapore canoeists suffered three narrow defeats in the women's K2 and K4 200m to their Thai counterparts, and in the men's K2 200m race to Indonesia by less than half a second.

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