Singapore pick up more golds
It was a day to remember for Singapore at the 18th Asean University Games (AUG) yesterday.
The men's table-tennis doubles team of Pang Xue Jie and Kerry Tan beat Thailand's Pitakgulsiri Suchat and Taksin 3-1 in the final to claim the gold at the Nanyang Technological University sports and recreation hall.
The gold is the Republic's first medal in the sport since the AUG were last hosted here 22 years ago.
In fencing, the men's foil's team beat Philippines 45-44 to claim gold at NUS University Town yesterday, while another three gold medals were earned at Marina Channel, after Singapore clinched the top spot in the men's 500m K4, 500m K1 and 500m.
At press time, Thailand lead the medal tally with 36 golds, 25 silvers and 24 bronzes.
Indonesia are second with 26 golds and Vietnam (18 golds) are third. Singapore are fourth with 17 golds, 15 silvers and 18 bronzes. - HARESH KUMAR RAMANI