Thailand win golds in shooting, S'pore earn silver in men's skeet

Singapore's men's skeet team silver medallists (from left) Low Jiang Hao, Eugene Chiew and David Chan at the National Shooting Centre on June 9, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Singapore's men's skeet team silver medallists (from left) Low Jiang Hao, Eugene Chiew and David Chan at the National Shooting Centre on June 9, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Thailand won the women's 50m rifle prone team gold at the National Shooting Centre on Tuesday.

The trio of Thanyalak Chotphibunsin, Sununta Majchacheep and Ratchadaporn Plengsaengthong combined to register a total of 1,869.3 points to finish ahead of Malaysia (1,839.0) and Singapore (1,829.1).

The hosts looked to be in danger of missing out on a medal as Jasmine Ser and Cheng Jian Huan could only manage 613.8 and 595.5 respectively. But Li Yafei held steady to shoot 619.8 to propel Singapore into third spot, at the expense of the Myanmar team who totalled 1,825.0.

The men's team pulled off a similar feat in the same event. With the team in third place, Abel Lim shot a 614.3 to let his team pip Myanmar by a mere 0.9 points. Singapore earned a silver (1,840.1) while Myanmar settled for the bronze medal (1,839.2).

Thailand, again, proved their dominance and took gold with a score of 1,845.2 points. The event's individual finals will be held on Wednesday.

Singapore coach Elham Hashemi said the team, who will also be competing in Friday's more favoured 50m rifle 3 positions event, are confident of a better showing then.

Singapore's men's skeet team finished with a silver medal on Tuesday with a total score of 338. Thailand clinched the team gold medal with 342 points and Malaysia a bronze with 308 points.

In the men's skeet team final,  Singapore finished with a silver after the trio of Low Jiang Hao, Eugene Chiew and David Chan combined to score 338 points. Thailand clinched the team gold with 342 points while Malaysia got a bronze with 308 points.

Low settled for silver in the individual skeet final, as Thailand's Jiranut Hathaichukiat retained his title from 2007, the last time the event was contested, winning 13-10.

Said Low: "Looking back, I should not have went all out during the semi-final, as I was out of energy by the final. But I did not expect a medal, so getting a silver was really a bonus for me and I am proud of it."

Thailand Pitipooom Phasee earned bronze for the event.

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