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Updated: 12/18/2013 16:03 | By Channel NewsAsia

SEA Games: S’pore paddlers qualify for men’s and women’s team semi-finals

SEA Games: S’pore paddlers qualify for men’s and women’s team semi-finals


SEA Games: S’pore paddlers qualify for men’s and women’s team semi-finals

SINGAPORE: Singapore's female paddlers are a step closer to winning a team gold at the SEA Games in Myanmar.

They brushed aside Malaysia in their second group stage match 3-1 to qualify for the semi-finals unbeaten.

Yu Mengyu, Isabelle Li and Zhou Yihan all won their singles match-ups, with the only hiccup coming in the doubles, involving Yu and Zhou.

The team had thrashed Indonesia 3-0 in their first group game on Tuesday.

Jing Jun Hong, head coach for the women’s team, said: "We are likely to meet either Thailand or Vietnam in the semi-finals, depending on results. The possibility of facing Vietnam is higher. It will be a difficult fixture against either country. We'll take it point-by-point and game-by-game."

Elsewhere, Singapore got their third straight win in the men's team event.

The team led by Chen Feng swept Laos 3-0 to cement top spot in their group.

They will face Vietnam in the semi-finals. - CNA/gn

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