Malaysia bag another six gold medals to reign supreme

Saul Bowman
August 24, 2017

Ho Mun Hua also impressed with a gold in the men's nanquan category, garnering 9.67 points over Vietnam's Pham Quoc Khanh who took the silver with 9.66 points.

Wong broke the national and SEA Games record to win the hammer throw gold earlier today.

That previous mark was set by Schooling, Yeo, Quah and Clement Lim at the 2015 SEA Game son home soil but on Tuesday night (Aug 22), Darren Lim proved an able replacement for Clement Lim as the 19-year-old contributed signficantly to the history-making swim.

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

Olympic semi-finalist Quah Zheng Wen was among the Singapore swimmers who advanced to the finals of the South East Asian (SEA) Games swimming competition after their heats today morning.

Their team mate Phan Thi Bich Ha, meanwhile, secured a silver medal after finishing her 10 km walk within 52 minutes and 27.78 seconds.

Quah blew away the competition including compatriot Francis Fong, clocking 2:00.09s to set a new Games record.

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 last Filipino fencer to capture a gold medal in the regional meet was retired national athlete Wally Mendoza, who ruled the men's individual sabre contest in the Palembang SEA Games in 2011.

Having made eight changes to the line-up, Malaysia lacked the fluidity they showed against Myanmar on Monday and it certainly did not look like some players were fighting for a place in the starting line-up.

Through Day 3, Malaysia holds the overall medal lead across all sports by a sizable margin over Singapore.

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