Thailand dig deep to win mixed triples gold
Cambodia nearly caused an upset against favourites Thailand in the petanque mixed triples final yesterday, before finally succumbing 13-10 at the Padang.
Many had expected a one-sided affair as Ouk Leakhena, Sok Chanmean and Tep Nora had lost 13-2 to the Thai trio of Suksan Piachan, Thanakorn Sangkaew and Aumpawan Suwannaphruk in Friday's preliminary round.
The Cambodians had gone into the final game brimming with confidence after a 13-4 thrashing of Vietnam in the last four.However, the Thais, who overcame Myanmar 13-7 in the semi-finals, held their composure to clinch the gold medal.
Third win on the trot for S'pore's polo girls
Singapore's water polo women's team grabbed their third consecutive win when they easily beat the Philippines 20-2 at the OCBC Aquatic Centre yesterday.
With the victory, Singapore stayed on top of their group, two points ahead of Thailand, who beat Malaysia 13-5 earlier in the day.
The Thais have won two games out of two.
In the men's event, Thailand beat the Philippines 10-6, while the Indonesians defeated the Malaysians 11-5 to move level on points with Singapore, who have a better goal difference.
Vietnam win close mass road race gold
Thai Jutatip Maneephan thought she had won in her final frenetic dash to the finish line with Nguyen Thi That of Vietnam yesterday.
But the drama at Marina Bay South wasn't over yet.
The Vietnam team, armed with a video recording of the final moments of the women's mass start road race final, protested to the race officials.
In the end, the win was awarded to Nguyen, whose time of 2:49:42 was similar to Jutatip's, as the Thai was found to have "failed to keep in line in the last sprint".
Third place went to Malaysia's Nurul Suhada Zainal. Singapore's Dinah Chan and Serene Lee finished seventh and 13th respectively.