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Jun 9, 2015

Games-Malaysia’s Pandelela sets sights high after SEA Games success

SINGAPORE, June 9 (Reuters) – With Southeast Asia conquered again, Pandelela Rinong, the brightest star in Malaysia’s crack diving team, has set her sights on bigger things.

The diminutive 22-year-old won the women’s 10-metre platform gold medal at the SEA Games on Tuesday for the fourth time in a row, proving beyond any doubt that she’s the top female diver in the region.

Jun 8, 2015

Schooling bags two more golds at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling scooped up another two gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian Games on Monday, taking him almost halfway to his goal of winning nine events at the region’s biggest multi-sports events.

The 19-year-old followed up his two golds on Sunday with another double, easily winning the 50 metres freestyle and 200m butterfly to make it four from four.

Jun 7, 2015

Schooling too classy for rivals at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Joseph Schooling, Singapore’s best prospect to win an Olympic medal in swimming, made a flying start to his campaign to dominate the Southeast Asian Games on Sunday.

The 19-year-old won gold medals in the first two of the nine events he has entered at the region’s biggest multi-sports event, but this is just the start.

Jun 7, 2015

Games-Schooling too classy for rivals at SEA Games

SINGAPORE, June 7 (Reuters) – Joseph Schooling, Singapore’s best prospect to win an Olympic medal in swimming, made a flying start to his campaign to dominate the Southeast Asian Games on Sunday.

The 19-year-old won gold medals in the first two of the nine events he has entered at the region’s biggest multi-sports event, but this is just the start.

Jun 7, 2015

SEA Games competitor involved in fatal motorcycle crash

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A member of the Singapore team competing at the Southeast Asian Games is in hospital after being involved in a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday which resulted in the death of his younger brother.

The Singapore National Olympic Council confirmed that Muhammad Azreen, a 25-year-old member of Singapore’s sepak takraw team, had been involved in a crash in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Jun 6, 2015

Games-Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen breaks two records at SEA Games

SINGAPORE, June 6 (Reuters) – Vietnamese swimming sensation Nguyen Thi Anh Vien broke two Southeast Asian Games records in less than an hour on Saturday to make the perfect start in her bid to win a record 11 gold medals.

The 18-year-old left her rivals dead in the water as she cruised to victory in the 800 metres freestyle then dived back in the pool and won the 400m individual medley, two of the most gruelling events in swimming.

Jun 5, 2015

Games-SE Asian Games open in Singapore with spectacular ceremony

SINGAPORE, June 5 (Reuters) – The 28th Southeast Asian Games opened in a blaze of colour and pageantry at Singapore’s new national Stadium on Friday, providing the sports world with a brief moment of celebration after a week of soccer-related scandal.

In keeping with tradition, the Games were declared open by the host nation’s head of state, Singaporean president Tony Tan, after a dazzling ceremony showcasing the region’s cultural diversity and spectacular economic growth.

Jun 5, 2015

Southeast Games open in Singapore with spectacular ceremony

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The 28th Southeast Asian Games opened in a blaze of colour and pageantry at Singapore’s new national Stadium on Friday, providing the sports world with a brief moment of celebration after a week of soccer-related scandal.

In keeping with tradition, the Games were declared open by the host nation’s head of state, Singaporean president Tony Tan, after a spectacular opening ceremony showcasing the region’s cultural diversity and spectacular economic growth.

Jun 5, 2015

Games-Southeast Games open in Singapore with spectacular ceremony

SINGAPORE, June 5 (Reuters) – The 28th Southeast Asian Games opened in a blaze of colour and pageantry at Singapore’s new national Stadium on Friday, providing the sports world with a brief moment of celebration after a week of soccer-related scandal.

In keeping with tradition, the Games were declared open by the host nation’s head of state, Singaporean president Tony Tan, after a spectacular opening ceremony showcasing the region’s cultural diversity and spectacular economic growth.

Jun 4, 2015

Singapore pair eyeing record hauls in swimming at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Two Singaporean teenagers, both with the same unfathomable ambitions, are poised to dominate the swimming competition at the Southeast Asian Games.

Joseph Schooling, 19, and Quah Zheng Wen, 18, are both diving into uncharted waters by chasing a record total of gold medals.

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