Singapore Starts Strong In SEA Games

For the first time ever in the SEA Games, Singapore has won a gold medal in synchronised swimming for the Team Technical and Free Routine.

The eight-woman team beat Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. with a score of 150.8445. The golden ladies of the team comprise of Stephanie Chen, Natalie Chen, Lee Mei Shuang, Crystal Yap, Gwyneth Goh, Debbie Soh, Miya Yong, Geraldine Chew, Shona Lim and Tay Aik Fen.

Check out their gold medal winning routine below:

Breaking News from SEA GAMES 2015! Updated: Total score for Team Technical & Free Routine Finals is 150.8445. Our…

Posted by Team Singapore on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Singapore previously won three silvers and one bronze from the previous two times the syncronised swimming was held at the SEA Games in 2001 and 2011. Malaysia, which won gold for this event in the last five Games, came in second with a total of 146.5204 points.

Swimmers receive plenty of praise, from Minister Tan Chuan-Jin to fellow supporters.

GOLD! First ever in any competition for our synchro girls!! Well done!Yu Yong silver in sabre (fencing)! Good effort!#OneTeamSG #SEAGames2015 #CelebrateTheExtraordinary #TeamSingapore #OurTeamSG

Posted by Tan Chuan-Jin on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is so confident of our athletes, he already has a folder called Gold for Team Singapore!

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Singapore’s Gold Rush

Singapore has already bagged five golds, three silvers and three bronzes — leading the SEA Games 2015 medal tally even before the official opening ceremony.

Perhaps it’s the home team advantage. Local teams have the support of fans cheering them on at the competition venues. But they also have no doubt, put in months of hard work fueled by passion. After all, the games have been 22 years in the making for Singapore and the teams are going all out for it.

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