SEA Games: Men's sepak takraw regu team win silver to break Singapore's medal drought in event

The Singapore men's sepak takraw team clinched their first medal in over two decades with a silver in the final men's regu match on June 13, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: LIM CHING YING
The Singapore men's sepak takraw team clinched their first medal in over two decades with a silver in the final men's regu match on June 13, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: LIM CHING YING

SINGAPORE - The Singapore men's sepak takraw team clinched their first medal in over two decades with a silver in the final men's regu match on Saturday afternoon.

Team captain Mohamad Farhan Amran, Muhammad Hafiz Jaafar and Muhammad Yassin Suhaimi romped to a straight-sets win over the Philippines.

They picked up on the momentum of the home crowd's cheers to beat their opponents - already out of the running for a medal - 21-13, 21-11 to take the silver medal.

Said a visibly-touched Amran: "It was exciting because I've never felt this atmosphere for quite some time... I'm speechless."

Malaysia and Laos took gold and bronze respectively. The sport's doubles matches will commence tomorrow.

chingyl@sph.com.sg

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