The men’s doubles pair of Gao Ning and Li Hu have won the Republic’s second SEA Games gold.
The Singaporeans defeated Thailand’s Padasak Tanviriyavechakul and Chanakarn Udomsilp 4-0 in the final today (June 2) to claim gold in front of the home crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“I’m very happy to win this gold medal, especially here in Singapore on home soil,” said Gao Ning, after the match.
Earlier today, the top seeded pair defeated Vietnam’s Tran Tuan Quynh and Nguyen Anh Tu in the semi-finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium to qualify for a spot in the top two. The result meant that Singapore was assured of at least a silver from the duo.
Teammates Clarence Chew and Chen Feng, who were gunning for a final spot, were eliminated in the semis after a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Thailand. The Singaporeans were awarded the bronze medal as there is no playoff for the third spot.
Team Singapore’s women’s doubles pairs of Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu, and Lin Ye and Zhou Yihan have already won gold and silver — the first medals for Singapore at the SEA Games — earlier today.