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Jun 13, 2015

Games-Malaysian minister defends gymnast’s outfit at SEA Games

SINGAPORE, June 13 (Reuters) – A Malaysian government minister came out in defence of one of the country’s gold medal winning gymnasts at the Southeast Asian Games after critics said her outfit was too revealing.

Farah Ann Abdul Hadi was one of the stars of the artistic gymnastics competition at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore but unwittingly got more attention for her leotard than her somersaults.

Jun 12, 2015

Thailand overtake Singapore in SEA Games medals table

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Thailand, propelled by their track and field team and ace golfers, overtook host nation Singapore at the top of the medal standings at the Southeast Asian Games on Friday.

Tiny Singapore had led the 11-nation table since the first medal was decided 10 days ago but a lean return on Friday saw the city-state slip back to second place.

Jun 12, 2015

Games-Thailand overtake Singapore in SEA Games medals table

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – Thailand, propelled by their track and field team and ace golfers, overtook host nation Singapore at the top of the medal standings at the Southeast Asian Games on Friday.

Tiny Singapore had led the 11-nation table since the first medal was decided 10 days ago but a lean return on Friday saw the city-state slip back to second place.

Jun 12, 2015

Games-New coach wants Singapore’s swimmers to shine on world stage

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – Singapore’s biggest pool party might be over but the mastermind behind the country’s record-breaking success at the Southeast Asian Games is still not satisfied.

Unimpressed at being the biggest fish in a little pond, Singapore’s new national swimming coach wants the tiny city-state to make a splash on the world stage.

Jun 11, 2015

Schooling clinches ninth gold at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s new swimming sensation Joseph Schooling signed off from the Southeast Asian Games on Thursday with a record ninth gold medal, confirming his status as the star of the region’s biggest multi-sports event.

A class above his rivals, the 19-year-old won gold in all nine events he entered and set 10 SEA Games records along the way.

Jun 11, 2015

Games-Schooling clinches ninth gold at SEA Games

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – Singapore’s new swimming sensation Joseph Schooling signed off from the Southeast Asian Games on Thursday with a record ninth gold medal, confirming his status as the star of the region’s biggest multi-sports event.

A class above his rivals, the 19-year-old won gold in all nine events he entered and set 10 SEA Games records along the way.

Jun 10, 2015

Schooling wins eighth gold at SEA Games, one more to go

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – For the world’s best swimmers, timing is everything. Not just the time it takes them to get to the other end of the pool but also the time they choose to produce their best.

Joseph Schooling’s timing has been perfect during the 28th Southeast Asian Games, which are being held in his tiny homeland as part of the celebrations marking Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence.

Jun 9, 2015

Malaysia’s Pandelela sets sights high after SEA Games success

SINGAPORE (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 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.

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