MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE SWEEP 470 GOLD AT SOUTH-EAST ASIAN GAMES17 Jun 2015
A ten race series decided the leaderboard at the 28th South-East Asian Games for the region’s top 470 Men and Women teams representing Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Racing from the National Sailing Centre in Singapore, the biennial South-East Asian Games is a multi-sport event in the region, featuring 35 different sports. The sailing programme included 20 different events - Olympic classes to match racing, junior fleets to team racing - with racing from 6-14 June 2015.
Nine races made up the opening series, unfolding to the double-point medal race on Saturday 13 June. A rollercoaster of a day, saw position changes throughout the races and medals positions decided right on the finish line.
In the 470 Women, Malaysia’s team of Nuraisyah Jamil/Norashikin Mohamad Sayed did exactly what they planned – winning the medal race to claim gold. Thailand’s Panida Suksomporn/Narisar Yu-Sawatin second, and Singapore’s Savannah Siew/Amanda Ng in third.
In the men’s 470 fleet, Singapore’s Darren Choy/Jeremiah Yeo controlled the fleet to win the medal race and easily seal gold. The Philippines Lester Tayon/Emerson Villena took home silver, and Thailand’s Thanaphong Kamonvat/Navee Thamsoontorn bronze.
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