Asian Games

JOSEPH SCHOOLING CLINCHES FIRST ASIAN GAMES GOLD FOR SINGAPORE

Swimmer Joseph Schooling won Singapore's first gold at the Asian Games in the 100m Butterfly finals in a Games record time of 51.76 seconds, beating China's Li Zhu Hao who was in second place. This is Singapore's first men's swimming gold since 1982. The 19-year-old came in at the turn in first place, and managed to fend off the competition from second-place Li and Japan's Hirofumi Ikebata, who clinched bronze, to come in first.

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CONDOMS ARE THE HOTTEST ITEMS AT INCHEON ASIAN GAMES

Athletes are snapping up thousands of free condoms being given out at the Asian Games, organizers said Thursday. "We've been handing out condoms over the past three days but their daily ration of 5,000 runs out quickly every day," Choi Hyeung-Dae, a games organising committee official told AFP. "But this does not mean that athletes have already been engaged in bed-hopping. I think most of them just want to keep them as souvenirs", he said.

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LOCAL-BORN FENCER LIM WEI WEN WINS S'PORE'S 1ST INCHEON ASIAN GAMES MEDAL

A member of Singapore's fencing team clinched the country's first medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday (Sep 20). Competing in the Men's Epee Individual competition, Lim Wei Wen edged out Hong Kong's Nicola Lu Min in the Quarter-Final 16-15 to qualify for the next round, securing the country's first medal in this year's Asiad in the process.

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