SINGAPORE - Singapore's taekwondo athletes captured three SEA Games bronze medals at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 on Saturday afternoon.
Singapore's Jason Tan was defeated 13-20 by Agojo Francis Aaron in the men's Under-58kg semi-final. A injury inflicted on Tan's leg mid-battle hindered his ability to execute perfect kicks.
The captain of Singapore's Games team settled for the joint bronze with Thailand's Klompong Nutthawee. Said a crestfallen Tan: "I can't take this injury as an excuse that I lost.
"I tried my best, but definitely I think I can do better, so much better. I have to work a lot more on my technique to try again the next time in this competition."
Nur Fadzlyn Mohd Zahurddin secured Singapore's second bronze in the women's U-49kg category, alongside the Philippines' Ilao Levita Ronna.
She lost 0-13 in her semi-final clash with Timor Leste's Luisa Dos Santos Rosa.
Vincent Lim capped the day for Team Singapore by clinching their third bronze medal in the men's U-63kg category. The bronze was shared with Laos' Thammavong Phouthasone.
Lim lost to Myanmar's Zaw Zaw during the semi-finals 19-9.