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SEA Games: Wushu women's duilian duo win Singapore's first gold of the SEA Games

Vera Tan Yan Ning. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO 
Vera Tan Yan Ning. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO 
Vera Tan Yan Ning. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO 
Vera Tan Yan Ning. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO 
Singapore's Valerie Wee (left) and Vera Tan (right) with their gold medal from women's duilian (barehand) event for wushu in the 27th SEA Games in Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on 10 Dec 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 
Singapore's Valerie Wee (left) and Vera Tan (right) with their gold medal from women's duilian (barehand) event for wushu in the 27th SEA Games in Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on 10 Dec 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 
Valerie Wee En Ling. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO 
Valerie Wee En Ling. -- TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO 
Singapore's Vera Tan (left) and Valerie Wee (right) rejoice after winning gold in women's duilian (barehand) event for wushu in the 27th SEA Games in Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Dec 10, 2013.  -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Vera Tan (left) and Valerie Wee (right) rejoice after winning gold in women's duilian (barehand) event for wushu in the 27th SEA Games in Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Dec 10, 2013.  -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Vera Tan (right) and Valerie Wee en route to winning gold in women's duilian (barehand) event for wushu in the 27th SEA Games in Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Dec 10, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's Vera Tan (right) and Valerie Wee en route to winning gold in women's duilian (barehand) event for wushu in the 27th SEA Games in Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium, Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Dec 10, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Team Singapore won their first gold at the 2013 SEA Games after a brilliant display from the Republic's female wushu exponents.

Valerie Wee and Vera Tan came out tops in the three-team women's duilian (barehand) at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium on Tuesday morning. The duo scored 9.63, finishing ahead of Myanmar and Indonesia in second and third spots.

Emily Sin, Zoe Mui and Fung Hui Xin picked up a silver in the women's duilian (weapons) and taijijian exponent Lee Tze Yuan bagged a bronze, adding to Singapore's final wushu medal tally of one gold, two silver and two bronze. In 2011, the Republic picked up one gold and two bronze.

Singapore's waterpolo team are poised to win their 25th consecutive SEA Games water polo title later today, needing a win over minnows Myanmar to confirm gold.