Singapore claim 3 taekwondo bronzes despite losing three s-final bouts

Singapore's taekwondo athletes captured three SEA Games bronze medals at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 on Saturday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN 
Singapore's taekwondo athletes captured three SEA Games bronze medals at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 on Saturday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN 

SINGAPORE - Singapore's taekwondo athletes captured three SEA Games bronze medals at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 on Saturday afternoon.

Singapore's Jason Tan was defeated 13-20 by Agojo Francis Aaron in the men's Under-58kg semi-final. A injury inflicted on Tan's leg mid-battle hindered his ability to execute perfect kicks.

The captain of Singapore's Games team settled for the joint bronze with Thailand's Klompong Nutthawee. Said a crestfallen Tan: "I can't take this injury as an excuse that I lost.

"I tried my best, but definitely I think I can do better, so much better. I have to work a lot more on my technique to try again the next time in this competition."

Nur Fadzlyn Mohd Zahurddin secured Singapore's second bronze in the women's U-49kg category, alongside the Philippines' Ilao Levita Ronna.

She lost 0-13 in her semi-final clash with Timor Leste's Luisa Dos Santos Rosa.

Vincent Lim capped the day for Team Singapore by clinching their third bronze medal in the men's U-63kg category. The bronze was shared with Laos' Thammavong Phouthasone.

Lim lost to Myanmar's Zaw Zaw during the semi-finals 19-9.

liminc@sph.com.sg

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