SEA Games: Singaporean Showcase Of Schooling & Quah Siblings

Aug 24, 2017, 02:29
SEA Games: Singaporean Showcase Of Schooling & Quah Siblings

"As I've said, I want to win the gold medal this time because this could be my final SEA Games campaign", said Parantac, a University of Cordilleras alumnus. Silver tonight went to Indonesia's Triady Fauzi Sidiq, who led a minor medal sweep for his nation in a time of 53.03, followed by countryman Glenn Victor Sutanto's bronze medal-garnering mark of 53.25.

Mary Joy Tabal delivered her promise to bag the country's first gold medal when she topped the women's marathon event.

Ho, meanwhile, accumulated 9.67 for the nanquan category gold medal, winning by a mere 0.01 ahead of Vietnam's Quoc Khanh Pham.

Quah Ting Wen staged a strong finish to pull off a come-from-behind victory in the SEA Games 50m butterfly final on Wednesday night (Aug 23).

In winning the event for Malaysia after 16 years, the Sarawakian, who turned 25 on July 4, rewrote his own national record three times this year, his best was 65.34m before this.

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Quah finished overall 5th out of nine swimmers in the 200m butterfly in a time of 2:05.56s, while compatriot Ong Jung Yi finished 7th in a time of 2:08.32s to qualify for the evening finals.

To cap off the night, the Singaporean squad composed of Christie Chue, Ting Wen, Rachel Tseng and Texas A&M-bound Quah sibling Jing Wen raced its way to gold in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.

The Philippines also won its second and third gold medals on Monday morning after Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang respectively ruled men's and women's triathlon.

Malaysia won three gold medals on the opening day of the Karate competition on Tuesday.

The win means the hosts will be the only team in the semi-finals with a ideal record, which will be something the other sides will be wary of.

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