Thailand and Malaysia win petanque singles golds, Singapore crash out

SINGAPORE - Thailand have won their second petanque gold medal at the 2015 SEA Games after Nantawan Fueangsanit triumphed in the women's singles at the Padang on Monday.

Nantawan cruised to a 13-8 victory over Cambodia's Sreya Un in the final to add to the men's shooting gold won by Thanakorn Sangkaew on Saturday.

Thailand head coach Anek Phukok said: "We target to win at least five golds from the SEA Games and winning two golds means we're almost halfway there.

 "The players' performance is satisfactory but they have to be consistent because the standard of petanque from other top countries - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia is very high. So, competition is tight."

Malaysia's Hafizuddin Mat Daud was the winner in the men's singles competition, beating Cambodia's Chhoeun Thong 13-6 in the final.

Singapore's Goh Wee Teck failed to qualify for the men's singles medal matches after six of his nine preliminary round encounters on Sunday.

The Republic's Vicki Heo also performed similarly in the women's singles, losing six out of eight preliminary games.

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