spexScholar Toh Sze Ning and Aloysius Gan performed well as a duo in the BC3 pairs event at the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open 2018. Partnering for the first time, captain Sze Ning took charge and led the pair to a 4-3 win in the first round against the Thai pairing of Poolket Pongsathorn and Kla-han Ladamanee. In their other match, the duo defeated compatriots Ho Jing Rui and Desmond Lam Wai Ho with a score of 6-2. Their wins put them in a good position to stand on the podium when competition resumes.
The pair and team events for BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4 will continue and be concluded tomorrow.
World No. 3 Saengampa Worawut led his team in the BC1 Team event with a score of 31-0 against Singapore
Earlier in the day, the individual event was concluded with Thailand sweeping all the Gold and Silver medals.
Individual event results:
BC1 (Gold Medal Match)
Huadpradit Witsanu (THA) 5:0 Deemak Nattawu (THA)
BC1 (Bronze Medal Match)
Mohd Shahrul Rafiq Maula Mustafa (MAS) 2:8 Kim Dohyun (KOR)
BC2 (Gold Medal Match)
Saengampa Worawut (THA) 4:4 Pachdee Boontep (THA)
Tie break 1:0
BC2 (Bronze Medal Match)
Teri Dale Adelric (MAS) 3:2 Shin Wooseob (KOR)
BC3 (Gold Medal Match)
Poolket Pongsathorn (THA) 1:4 Kla-han Ladamanee (THA)
BC3 (Bronze Medal Match)
Aloysius Gan Kai Hong (SGP) 0:8 Kim Deubora (KOR)
Organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), the Singapore Boccia Open made its return after a 10-year hiatus, thanks to a S$70,000 sponsorship from Tiger Balm. The 4-day competition will draw to a close tomorrow. Spectators will have a last chance to witness the exciting action from 9.30am to 12pm at the sports hall of Heartbeat@Bedok. Admission is free.
A victory ceremony will be held at Kallang Wave Mall Atrium (next to Cotton On) from 6pm to 6.30pm
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