Dear A.S.S. Editor

Congratulations are due to the Singapore Men’s Archers team. They have just clinched the very first medal in this year’s SEA Games. The team of archers Ang Han Teng, Alan Lee and Pang Toh Jin opened Singapore’s medal account for the Games after clinching silver in the men’s team compound event.

The three archers lost to hosts, Malaysia, 228-222 in the final at the National Sports Centre in Bukit Jalil on Thursday afternoon. The Singapore team, which was seeded sixth, upset the odds earlier on Thursday morning after beating Philippines’ second-seeded team of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz 233-227 in the semi-finals.

Unfortunately, the Singapore female team consisting of Madelene Ong, Christina Gunawan and Low Luan Eng missed out on a semi-final spot after they were beaten by Vietnam 226-211 on Thursday morning.

Congratulations to the men’s team, and tough luck to the women’s team. There will be other events in the competition for them to strive for a medal.

Mike Chen

A.S.S. Contributor

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