Two More Gold Medals From Canoeing

Singapore added another two canoeing gold medals, bringing their total tally to seven golds.

However, it was a day of near-misses for the Singaporean canoeing team on Tuesday(June 9).

Of the nine races, kayakers Sarah Chen and Mervyn Toh clinched gold in their individual K1 200m sprint events.

But there could have been more as five other races ended in silvers, with some of the canoeists milliseconds away from victory.

Chen pipped defending champion Erni Sokoy from Indonesia in a time of 44.869 sec while Toh had a comfortable lead of more than a second ahead of Thai Aditep Srichart, finishing in 37.860 sec.

Singapore placed second in the men’s K4 200m, the men’s C2 200m and the men’s K2 200m, as well as the women’s K2 and K4 200m, who were unable to replicate their success on Monday.

The closest races were the women’s K4 and the men’s C2, both of which were won by a margin of just 0.052sec by Thailand and Myanmar respectively.



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