Singapore gets two bronzes in sepak takraw chinlone events

Cambodia clinched the gold in the Chinlone-linking event of the sepak takraw competition on June 6, 2015, beating Laos 308-299. Singapore settled for a joint-bronze after finishing fourth. -- ST PHOTO: DEEPANRAJ GANESAN
Cambodia clinched the gold in the Chinlone-linking event of the sepak takraw competition on June 6, 2015, beating Laos 308-299. Singapore settled for a joint-bronze after finishing fourth. -- ST PHOTO: DEEPANRAJ GANESAN

SINGAPORE - Singapore settled for joint-bronze with Malaysia in the first event of sepak takraw at the 28th SEA Games after it finished fourth in the chinlone linking preliminary round held at the Singapore Expo.

Cambodia clinched the gold in the four-team event after it beat Laos in the final 308-299.

Singapore's team of Abdul Kahar, Ehsan Ulhaq, Irsharuddin Ikhsan, Iqmal Khasbullah, Izwandy Zamri and Shafiq Sahari could only collect a total of 112 points which was behind Malaysia (208), Laos(289) and Cambodia (318) in the preliminary stages.

Singapore's sepak takraw team added a second bronze to their tally for the day despite finishing last in the chinlone non-repetition secondary event on Saturday evening while Myanmar retained their gold medal.

The Republic's team was eliminated in the preliminary round after chalking up 39 points. Cambodia, were third after finishing with 54 points but competition rules state that both third and fourth-placed teams would share the bronze medal.

Myanmar thumped Laos 147-80 in the final to successfully defend the gold medal which they won in the 2013 Games hosted in Naypyidaw.

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