Teo bags Singapore's third shooting gold
Singapore’s Teo Shun Xie, 25, has won the Republic’s third shooting gold medal of the 28th South-east Asia (SEA) Games.
Last year’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist scored a total of 199.0 points in the women’s 10m air pistol final at SAFRA Yishun today.
The 25-year-old's score bettered that of Thailand’s Pim-On Klaisuban (196.7) and Vietnam’s Nguyen Minh Chau (174.4), who placed second and third respectively. Teammate Nicole Tan, also 25, finished in fifth place.
The trio of Teo, Tan and Teh Xiu Hong, 21, had earlier won the bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol team event with their score of 1121.
Thailand bagged the gold (1134), with Malaysia taking the silver (1125).
Singapore’s men – Gai Bin, Poh Lip Meng and Lim Swee Hon – took home the bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol team event as well, behind champions
Vietnam and runners-up Thailand.
In the men's 10m air pistol (individual) final, Singapore's only representative Gai Bin came in last. Vietnam's Tran Quoc Cuong edged Malaysia's Jonathan Wong to take the gold, and 2013 SEA Games gold medallist Hoang Xuan Vinh of Vietnam settled for bronze this year.
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