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In brief (The Straits Times)

Judoka Wee clinches bronze

SINGAPORE’s Wee Pui Seng won the men’s +100kg judo bronze when he beat Indonesian Kakalang Frangklin by ippon at the Singapore Expo yesterday.

The 29-year-old Wee had succumbed to Thailand’s Yea-on Kunathip in the semi-final, with the Thai going on to clinch the gold.

Myanmar’s Aung Zin Linn finished second.

Singapore lose in hockey

THE national men’s hockey team fell 1-4 to Malaysia in a preliminary-round match at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium last night.

Singapore took the lead through Sabri Yuhari in the eighth minute. But things went downhill for the hosts from there on.

Sufi Ismat Rohul levelled the scores in the 28th minute and a double from Aiman Nik Rozemi in the 35th and 39th minutes placed Malaysia in a healthy position.

Aminudin Mohd Zain then added further gloss to the scoreline by scoring in the 57th minute for the visitors.

On Saturday, Singapore drew 1-1 draw with Myanmar.

Malaysian divers still dominant

POWERHOUSES Malaysia continued their fine form in diving when they won two more golds at the OCBC Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Ng Yan Yee and Nur Dhabitah Sabri won the women’s 3m synchronised springboard final with 292.62 points.

Singapore’s Fong Kay Yian and Ashlee Tan finished second with 242.94, while Vietnam’s Hoang Le Thanh Thuy and Ngo Phuong Mai netted the bronze with a 227.94 showing.

In the men’s 10m platform final, Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang clinched his third gold at the Games with a 415.50 total.

His compatriot Chew Yiwei took silver with 393.65, while third place went to Singapore’s Jonathan Chan, who had 356.55 points.

Petanque team fail again

SINGAPORE’S petanque mixed doubles team failed to improve on their poor start, with captain Cheng Zhi Ming and Nur Izzati Ismail losing four out of their five preliminary matches yesterday.

Though the duo began the day with a 13-6 win over the Philippines, they crashed against Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.

They face Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia today.

Thailand now lead the medal tally with two golds, with Nantawan Fueangsanit winning the women’s singles yesterday.

Thais in tennis team finals

THAILAND beat Malaysia 3-0 in both the men’s and women’s tennis team semi-finals at the Kallang Tennis Centre.

The Thai men and women did not drop a set en route to victory.

Their men will face Indonesia in the final, while the women take on the Philippines.