S'pore fall short

LOCAL SUPPORT: Singapore chef de mission Jessie Phua (right) taking photos of South Korean students who were vociferously backing the Singapore men's hockey team at the Seonhak Stadium yesterday. 

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Tao Li: I'll be back

“The 50m butterfly is about explosiveness and that’s something I’m born with. Maybe, in four years’ time, I’ll still be able to win glory for Singapore.” - Tao Li (above)

Tao Li wants one more shot at the Asian Games 50m butterfly gold.

Her swim in the 100m butterfly last night surely had something to do with her change of heart. 

Clocking 1:01.71 in the morning's heats, Tao Li only just sneaked into the final, her time faster than only one of the other seven finalists. 

But a gargantuan effort in the final saw her emerge from the pool with a bronze medal and her pride intact.

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Singapore's Yan Ni braves toe injury to win bronze

"I was particularly pleased with my jump because I had to land on my toes. I hurt my toe again when I practised my moves about an hour before the competition and couldn’t move at all for five minutes." — Singapore’s bronze-medallist Tan Yan Ni (above), who scored 9.63, just 0.01 point ahead the fourth-placed Vietnamese Hoang Thi Phuong Giang

She has had a right toe injury for three months now, which worsened to the point that it is developing into a bone spur.

After completing her changquan routine yesterday at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium, Singapore wushu exponent Tan Yan Ni even had to limp off the mat and ice her foot for five minutes to reduce the pain.

But it was worth it — the 17-year-old scored an unexpected Asian Games bronze, the sport’s first since Goh Qiu Bin claimed third place in the men’s taijiquan in Doha in 2006.

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HEALED: Mr Velusamy Odiathavar underwent the maggot therapy to clean up the pressure ulcer on his heel.
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