Singapore assured of at least 3 bronze medals in fencing on Thursday

Thailand's Panchan Nontapat (right) beats Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan 15-6 in the SEA Games fencing men's individual foil semifinals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 4, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Thailand's Panchan Nontapat (right) beats Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan 15-6 in the SEA Games fencing men's individual foil semifinals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 4, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Thailand's Panchan Nontapat (right) beats Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan 15-6 in the SEA Games fencing men's individual foil semifinals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 4, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Thailand's Panchan Nontapat (right) beats Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan 15-6 in the SEA Games fencing men's individual foil semifinals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 4, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Semifinalists of the men's individual foil event. (From left) Vietnam's Nguyen Minh Quang, Philippines' Nathaniel Perez, Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan, and Thailand's Panchan Nontapat. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Semifinalists of the men's individual foil event. (From left) Vietnam's Nguyen Minh Quang, Philippines' Nathaniel Perez, Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan, and Thailand's Panchan Nontapat. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
-- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
-- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
-- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
-- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Thailand's Panchan Nontapat (right) beats Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan 15-6 in the SEA Games fencing men's individual foil semifinals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 4, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Thailand's Panchan Nontapat (right) beats Singapore's Kevin Jerrold Chan 15-6 in the SEA Games fencing men's individual foil semifinals held at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 on June 4, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE - Team Singapore are guaranteed at least three bronze medals in the SEA Games fencing competition on Thursday.

Kevin Chan defeated team-mate Joshua Lim 15-10 to reach the semi-finals of the men's individual foil event.

In the women's individual sabre, Lau Ywen reached the last four after beating Indonesian Anggraini Reni 15-8.

Another semi-finalist is Rahardja Rania Herlina in the women's individual epee. She squeaked past Indonesian Pertiwi Dian 15-13.

All semi-finalists are guaranteed a bronze medal as there is no play-off for third place.

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