SINGAPORE: The Republic’s canoeists continued their golden form on the third day of canoeing competition at the 28th SEA Games, winning two more golds to complete their haul of seven gold medals.
While they did not match their performance on Monday – where they swept all three golds on offer – the canoeists did well enough to ensure that Singapore ended up as the most decorated country in canoeing with seven golds, and five silvers – 12 medals overall.
Thailand had the next-most golds in canoeing competition with four golds, and Indonesia finished with three. Singapore’s canoeing medal haul this year doubles their haul in the 2013 SEA Games, where they won two golds, two silvers and two bronzes.
In Tuesday’s competition, Singapore’s Sarah Chen won the women’s K1 200m finals with a time of 44.869s, while Mervyn Toh won the men’s version of the same event in 37.860s.
The team of Brandon Ooi, Jori Lim, Muhammad Syaheenul Aiman Nasiman and Bill Lee won silver in the men’s K4 200m finals, while Stephanie Chen and Suzanne Seah settled for second in the women’s K2 200m finals.
Tan Chin Chuen and Chong Koi Kiat won silver in the C2 200m finals, while Mervyn Toh and Muhammad Syaheenul Aiman Nasiman added another medal to their haul today when they came in second in the men’s K2 200m finals.
Team Singapore won another silver on Tuesday, when Annabelle Ng, Sarah Chen, Soh Sze Ying and Geraldine Lee came in second in the women’s K4 200m race.
Tuesday is the third and final day of the canoeing competition.