Women’s Table Tennis doubles teams to face-off in finals

Singapore’s table tennis team, aka our pride and glory, have done it again.

The top two spots on the women’s Table Tennis doubles podium now belongs to Singapore, thanks to two commendable semi-final performances by our doubles teams. We’re effectively guaranteed the gold and silver medals in Women’s doubles table tennis this SEA Games.

And the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hasn’t even officially begun. The official Opening Ceremony takes place this Friday (5 June).

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The semi-final results

Earlier this afternoon, world no.4 Feng Tianwei and world no.13 Yu Mengyu annihilated Malaysia in four straight sets (11-9, 11-7, 11-8, 11-4), while Lin Ye and Zhou Yihan fought hard against Thailand for a seven set win (7-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-5, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8) after losing 3 sets.

This sends both teams to the finals for an all-Singapore showdown. The last time Singapore faced Singapore was in 2009, when the SEA Games were hosted in Laos.

Now this is a match I don’t mind postponing Game of Thrones for.

Not the first time Singapore paddlers have slayed in the SEA games

The most recent achievement for the women’s doubles team at the SEA games was bringing home the gold in 2013. The table tennis team won 6 gold medals for Team Singapore that year.

Team Singapore Table Tennis just slays SEA games every two years.

Also, if you have a thing for Feng Tianwei’s game face:

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Tune in to the women’s doubles final tonight at 7.00pm, and support our Singaporean teams slaying (each other???) while you’re at it.

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