Tchoukball: Battling S'pore women go down to Chinese Taipei in Asia-Pac final; men's team beat Malaysia for third

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SINGAPORE - The Singapore women's team put up a good fight before losing 56-38 to world champions Chinese Taipei in the grand finals of the 8th Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championships on Sunday (July 8).

The Republic struck first blood in a blistering first minute at Our Tampines Hub, after a brilliant save to regain possession before going on to score.

Singapore's defence held strong against several attacking plays from the opposing side, despite ending the first quarter trailing 20- 9.

The world champions picked up momentum in the second quarter to extend their lead to 37-23.

Singapore lost possession several times during the third period, and the visitors duly capitalised on the turnovers. The Taiwanese never looked back once they took the lead in the first quarter and finished the game strongly.

In the men's category, Singapore beat Malaysia 58-52 in a thrilling encounter to walk away with bronze, while world champions Chinese Taipei overwhelmed Macau 74-35 to clinch the championship.