In brief : Vietnam beat S'pore in football 5-a-side


Vietnam beat S'pore in football 5-a-side

Singapore's final match of their football five-a-side campaign ended in defeat yesterday, as they lost 0-2 to Vietnam (in white)in their final round-robin match.

Goals from Vong Thanh Duoc and Vo Thanh Trieu sealed the tie. The Republic finished bottom, while Vietnam end third with four points. Malaysia took the gold with seven points, one ahead of Thailand.

Thais take gold in wheelchair basketball

Thailand's three-a-side wheelchair basketball team clinched the gold medal yesterday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium after beating Malaysia 15-5, with team captain Aekkasit Jumjarean scoring nine points.

In the third-place play-off, the Philippines beat Myanmar 15-11.

The Thais will hope to win a second gold medal in the five-a-side final today.

No chess medal for S'pore, 9 for Indonesia

There was no joy for Singapore's chess team, as they ended their debut Asean Para Games campaign without a medal.

But Singapore's team coach Enrique Paciencia said: "Our opponents are far more experienced and better than us - a new team. It was a good experience for the team."

Indonesia were the biggest winners in the five-day competition, finishing with nine gold medals, followed by the Philippines with six golds, while Vietnam and Myanmar won five and four gold medals respectively.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2015, with the headline 'InBrief'. Print Edition | Subscribe