SINGAPORE — If it is profitable the primary gold, or profitable more than one golds over more than one editions, the elation of popping out tops of their selected sports activities is identical for all victorious athletes.
Jiu-jitsu athlete Noah Lim, 17, created historical past on Monday (nine December) when he clinched Singapore’s first-ever SEA Video games gold medal within the game, which is making its debut in Philippines.
In the meantime, Singapore’s reigning global billiards champion Peter Gilchrist, 34 years Noah’s senior, stamped his dominance within the area by means of clinching his 6th immediately English billiards gold on the Video games.
In conjunction with the Republic’s swimmers sweeping 5 golds within the last day of the swimming festival, they’ve driven Singapore to their second-best away appearing with 50 golds thus far. The most efficient-ever away file was once 57 golds in 2017.
Profitable by the use of submission
On the LausGroup Tournament Heart in New Clark Town, Noah defeated Thailand’s Kuntong Suwijak by the use of submission within the males’s 62kg last to clinch gold in jiu-jitsu, a Eastern martial artwork which is incessantly utilized in combined martial arts competitions.
Previous within the afternoon, the Singaporean had overwhelmed Malaysia’s Soo Yan Wei within the removing spherical, then the Philippines’ Dee Gian Taylor within the semi-finals – each by means of submissions – to earn his spot within the last.
His elder brother, Paul, clinched a bronze medal within the males’s 69kg department, beating Indonesia’s Mastur Imam 6-Zero within the bronze-medal fit. Each Noah and Paul teach with Evolve Blended Martial Arts Academy.
In the meantime, Benjamin Chia misplaced to the Philippines’ Dean Michael Roxas and needed to accept the silver medal within the males’s 85kg class, whilst Teh Would possibly Yong clinched a bronze within the ladies’s 49kg class towards Indonesia’s Nura Amalia.
Now not preventing 51-year-old Gilchrist
On the Manila Resort, 51-year-old Gilchrist lived as much as his present global No. 1 score with a 3-Zero win within the best-of-five, 100-up last towards Myanmar’s Nay Thway for his 6th consecutive gold in English billiards.
Since his first gold in 2009, he has confronted Nay within the 2013 last and the 2017 semi-final, and received in each earlier events.
The SEA Video games gold caps an ideal yr for the Middlesbrough-born Gilchrist, who won his Singapore citizenship in 2006 beneath the International Skill Scheme. He had additionally received the Global Billiards Championship in October for his 6th global name, including to earlier triumphs in 1994, 2001, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
Swimmers fit best-ever gold-medal haul
Within the night, the Singapore swimmers completed their SEA Video games marketing campaign with a complete of 23 golds, matching their best-ever appearing within the 2015 Video games on house soil.
They usually proceed to unearth first-time winners, with Gan Ching Wee and Jonathan Tan celebrating their first person gold medals with very good performances.
Gan, simply 16 years outdated, raced within the gruelling ladies’s 800m freestyle and confronted Vietnam’s swim celebrity Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, who had already received 5 golds on the Video games.
But, the Singaporean swimmer stormed to a resounding win, clocking 8min 41.48sec to clinch gold over Nguyen (8:47.65) and Thailand’s Kamonchanok Kwanmuang (8:50.23).
Within the subsequent last, it was once Quah Zheng Wen’s flip to polish, as he simply clinched the boys’s 200m butterfly gold – his 5th gold on the Video games – in 1:56.61. Thailand’s Navaphat Wongcharoen was once moment on 2:00.31, whilst the bronze went to some other Singaporean, Ong Jun Yi (2:00.53).
There was once a Singapore one-two end within the males’s 50m freestyle, as 17-year-old Jonathan Tan simply controlled to edged out Teong Tzen Wei for the primary person SEA Video games gold in his profession. He clocked a Video games file 22.25sec to edge out Teong (22.40) and Philippines’ Luke Michael Gebbie (22.62).
Subsequent, it was once the Quah sisters’ flip to polish within the ladies’s 100m butterfly race. Elder sister Ting Wen in the end emerged winner, simply managing to pip Jing Wen with a time of 59.62sec over her more youthful sister’s 59.73. Jasmine Alkhaldi of the Philppines was once 3rd (1:00.39).
The general race of the swimming festival was once the boys’s 4x100m medley relay, and Singapore very easily retained the gold medal. The crew of Quah Zheng Wen, Joseph Education, Lionel Khoo and Darren Chua clocked 3:38.63 to overcome Indonesia (3:43.27) and Vietnam (3:44.36).
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