Singapore's rhythmic gymnasts win first ever group all-around gold

Singapore's rhythmic gymnasts warming up before the group all-around event at the Bishan Sports Hall on June 14, 2015. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SEA GAMES ORGANISING COMMITTEE/ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS
Singapore's rhythmic gymnasts warming up before the group all-around event at the Bishan Sports Hall on June 14, 2015. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SEA GAMES ORGANISING COMMITTEE/ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS
The Singapore rhythmic gymnastic quintet of Dawne Chua, Noelle Goh, Ann Sim, Edlyn Ho and Alison Tang posing with their gold medals after winning the group all-around event. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SEA GAMES ORGANISING COMMITTEE/ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS
The Singapore rhythmic gymnastic quintet of Dawne Chua, Noelle Goh, Ann Sim, Edlyn Ho and Alison Tang posing with their gold medals after winning the group all-around event. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SEA GAMES ORGANISING COMMITTEE/ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS
Singapore's rhythmic gymnastic team performing during the group all-around finals at the Bishan Sports Hall on June 14, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Singapore's rhythmic gymnastic team performing during the group all-around finals at the Bishan Sports Hall on June 14, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - The Republic's gymnasts have ended their campaign on a high note, winning the rhythmic group all-around gold at Bishan Sports Hall on Sunday afternoon.

The quintet of Dawne Chua, Noelle Goh, Ann Sim, Edlyn Ho and Alison Tang scored 27.700 points to emerge victorious.

Malaysia won the silver with a 27.400 showing while Thailand finished third with 22.150.

As there were only three teams in the competition, only the top two teams were awarded medals.

"We knew that it was going to be a tough fight today. Anything can happen and we focused on doing our best instead of competing with the rest," said Dawne, 17.  

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