Singapore win first squash gold since 1995 with men's jumbo doubles victory

Marcus Phua and Vivian Rhamanan with their gold medals. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Marcus Phua and Vivian Rhamanan with their gold medals. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Marcus Phua competing in the men's jumbo doubles final. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Marcus Phua competing in the men's jumbo doubles final. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
Singapore's Vivian Rhamanan (right) planting a kiss on the cheek of partner Marcus Phua after the duo beat Indonesia's Ade Furkon and Sandi A. Perdana 2-0 at the Tanglin Club on June 15, 2015, to win the men's jumbo doubles event. -- ST PHO
Singapore's Vivian Rhamanan (right) planting a kiss on the cheek of partner Marcus Phua after the duo beat Indonesia's Ade Furkon and Sandi A. Perdana 2-0 at the Tanglin Club on June 15, 2015, to win the men's jumbo doubles event. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

SINGAPORE - Singapore won its first squash gold medal of the SEA Games in the men's jumbo doubles event on Monday evening, ending a 20-year drought for the sport since 1995.

Marcus Phua and Vivian Rhamanan won 11-3, 11-8 against Indonesia's Ade Furkon and Sandi A. Perdana at the Tanglin Club to clinch the gold.

The pair, together with teammates Samuel Kang and Bryan Loh, had missed out on a gold on Saturday, when they lost two consecutive sets to Malaysia in the men's team doubles.

The last time squash was featured in the Games was in 2007, in Thailand.

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