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Top Amongst Eleven-Strong Field

It was a statement of intent from Nur Syahidah Alim.
The two-time Paralympian archer opened defence of her ASEAN Para Games title in the Women's Individual Compound Open 50m with the highest score of 688 in the Qualifications Round.

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Nur Syahidah Alim in action at the Kota Barat Field. (Photo Credit: SNPC-Goh Si Wei )

Having received a bye in the Elimination Round 1/8, Nur Syahidah Alim is now through to the Elimination Round 1/4 on Tuesday.

Lim Qi Mao also sealed progress in the Men’s Individual Compound Open 50m. He managed a score of 601 to finish 12th in the Qualifications Round and will take part in the Elimination Round 1/8, which also takes place on Tuesday.

 

Close Affair

In an all-Singaporean encounter in the Boccia Individual Male BC3, Aloysius Gan edged Gareth Ho 4-2.
The 16-year-old Gan, who made history last year by winning Singapore’s first ever Boccia medal at the Asian Youth Para Games level, will next play Thailand’s Akkadej Choochuenklin in the round robin on Monday.
Ho’s next opponent is Indonesia’s Rexus Ohee.

Over in the BC1 category, Neo Kah Whye lost narrowly 3-2 to Philippines’ Joey De Leon. He will take on Witsanu Huadpradit of Thailand on Tuesday.

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Neo Kah Whye narrowly beaten at the UNS Sports Hall, Faculty of Sports (Photo Credit: SNPC-Calvin Teoh)

 

Bittersweet Day

In Women’s Goalball, Singapore beat hosts Indonesia 6-4 in their opening match of the five-team round-robin.
With the match delicately poised at 4-4 entering the second half, Joan Hung’s two strikes – four goals overall – powered Singapore to a winning start.

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Goalball women's team in action at the UNS Sports Hall. (Photo Credit SNPC-Calvin Teoh)


Alas, it ended as a bittersweet day with a 9-5 loss to defending champions Thailand. Singapore next play Laos on Monday.
The top two finishing sides will qualify for the Gold Medal match, while third and fourth will contest the Bronze Medal match.

 

Double Blow

Over at Lorin Hotel, Edwin Tan endured 1-0 defeats in both his Standard Chess V1-B1 matches against Vietnam’s Dinh Tuan Son and Philippines’ Abogado Anthony. The 28-year-old Tan will next pit his mind against Anthony’s compatriot Bilog Cecilio.

 

Tough Start

It was a tough opening day for Singapore in the Table Tennis team competition. The Men’s team were beaten in all of their round-robin matches in the TT8 and TT1-3 categories. The Women’s team also dropped both of their matches – against Thailand and Indonesia – in the TT1-3 event.

 

The 11th ASEAN Para Games is held in Surakarta, Indonesia from 30 July 2022 to 6 August 2022. For the latest Team Singapore coverage and news, follow Team Singapore on their social media channels (FacebookInstagramTikTok) or visit the official Team Singapore website.

 

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