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SEA Games: Fencers in best-ever haul with 6 golds, 4 silvers, 5 bronzes

Yahoo News logo Yahoo News 18/5/2022 Chia Han Keong

SINGAPORE — For a second consecutive SEA Games, Singapore's fencers improved on their best-ever medal haul, as they completed their competitions on Wednesday (18 May) with a total of six golds, four silvers and five bronzes.

This is an improvement from their previous record haul of four golds, three silvers and six bronzes set at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.

On Wednesday, the men's foil fencers retained their team gold for a third straight Games, while the women's sabre team earned a silver in their first-ever final.

The men's foil team of Joel Chiu, Kieren Lock, Matthew Lim and individual gold-winner Jonathan Au Eong swept to a comfortable 45-28 victory over Malaysia in the final.

However, there was drama in the women's sabre event, as Singapore's Jolie Lee, who won an individual bronze at the Games, was stretchered off with a suspected anterior cruciate ligament injury during the team's 45-40 semi-final win over Thailand.

With Lee unable to continue, the remaining trio of Lee Kar Moon, Jessica Ong and Nicole Wee fought valiantly in the final, but eventually succumbed 39-45 to Vietnam.

Besides the men's foil team gold, Singapore fencers were also triumphant in the women's individual epee (Elle Koh), the men's individual foil (Au Eong), the women's epee and foil teams, and the men's epee team events.

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