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Singapore sailors add two golds to their haul

Singapore sailor Darren Choy teamed up with Jeremiah Yeo to clinch gold in the men's 470 dinghy race on Saturday.

It was an especially sweet victory for 21-year-old Choy, who had failed to live up to expectations in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and managed only a bronze in the 2013 SEA Games.

Another sailor who made waves at East Coast Park yesterday was 14-year-old Jodie Lai, who won the female Optimist (U16) event to become Singapore's youngest gold medallist at this Games.

Daniel Toh, 13, missed an excellent opportunity to clinch the male Optimist (16) title though. 

He went into the final race only one point behind Malaysia's Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah, and was leading comfortably until the unthinkable happened.

A few metres before the finish line, Fauzi accelerated to overtake Daniel and claim the gold, His misery was compounded when he also incurred a penalty for illegal kinetics, which demoted him to third place behind Thailand's Suthon Yampinid.

 

Read the full report in our print edition on June 14.

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