SEA Games: Amita Berthier retains fencing gold in all-Singaporean final

Amita Berthier (left) and Maxine Wong in action during the all-Singapore Women’s Foil final held in Manila on Dec 3, 2019.
Amita Berthier (left) and Maxine Wong in action during the all-Singapore Women’s Foil final held in Manila on Dec 3, 2019.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

MANILA - Singapore fencer Amita Berthier retained her SEA Games crown after beating compatriot Maxine Wong in the women's foil final on Tuesday (Dec 3).

At the World Trade Centre in Manila, Wong started well to go up 3-1 and kept her lead as Berthier appeared to experience discomfort in her left ankle and called for the doctor while down 9-10.

But the 18-year-old Berthier recovered to win the next six points and clinch the gold.