SEA Games: Wang Wenying wins Singapore's first fencing gold

Singapore's Wang Wenying (right) beats Philippines's Justine Gail Tinio (left) 15-7 during the SEA Games fencing Women's individual foil finals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 3, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Singapore's Wang Wenying (right) beats Philippines's Justine Gail Tinio (left) 15-7 during the SEA Games fencing Women's individual foil finals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 3, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Singapore's Wang Wenying (right) beats Philippines's Justine Gail Tinio (left) 15-7 during the SEA Games fencing Women's individual foil finals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 3, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Wang Wenying (right) beats Philippines's Justine Gail Tinio (left) 15-7 during the SEA Games fencing Women's individual foil finals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 3, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Wang Wenying (right) beats Philippines's Justine Gail Tinio (left) 15-7 during the SEA Games fencing Women's individual foil finals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 3, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Wang Wenying (right) beats Philippines's Justine Gail Tinio (left) 15-7 during the SEA Games fencing Women's individual foil finals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 3, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Wang Wenying poses for the camera with her gold medal after the prize presentation ceremony for the Women's individual foil match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
Singapore's Wang Wenying poses for the camera with her gold medal after the prize presentation ceremony for the Women's individual foil match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 

SINGAPORE - Wang Wenying became the first Singaporean to secure a gold at the 28th SEA Games when she won the women's individual foil competition at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on Wednesday night.

But team-mates Lim Wei Wen and Choy Yu Yong both failed in their bid to win the Republic's first men's fencing gold.

Lim was defeated by Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Nhat 8-15 in the men's epee final. Both had shared a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games and had previously met on two separate occasions.

Choy fell to another Vietnamese, Thanh An Vu, in the individual men's sabre competition.

Wang, Singapore's top female foilist, pulled to a 5-0 lead against Justine Gail Tinio of the Philippines, who was making her debut at the Games. The experienced foilist quickly widened the lead to 13-4 before cruising to victory with a score of 15-7.

This is the fourth gold the Singapore women have won in SEA Games history.

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