Jason Chee
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National para-table tennis player Jason Chee clinched his first ever individual Asean Para Games (APG) gold medal on Friday (September 22) after winning the Class 2 singles title in the round robin event at the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Chee defeated Thai paddler Thirayu Chueawong 3-0 on Friday (Sep 22) to top his group ahead of four others and take the crown at the 9th APG in Kuala Lumpur. Earlier, he defeated another Thai, Thinathet Natthawut, 3-2.

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According to Channel NewsAsia, he also defeated compatriots Eric Ting and Darren Chua 3-0 in both games on Thursday to make it four wins out of four.

Navy man Chee, who lost his left arm and both legs in a ship accident in 2012, told Channel NewsAsia last month that his main goal at the Games was to win at least a medal.

He achieved that earlier this week, after helping to clinch a bronze medal on Tuesday in the men's team class T1-3 round robin contest.

His medal-winning achievements come despite having recently lost his right eyeball to cancer, as reported by Today.

The tournament was played in a round-robin format.

Chee's victory comes on the back of a right eye removal earlier this May due to cancer, which left him having to adapt his game-play in order to compensate for his affected depth perception.

The navy serviceman had lost both legs, his left arm and three fingers on his right hand in a naval ship accident in 2012.

Chee had helped team Singapore clinch bronze in the team event three days ago, alongside teammates Darren Chua, Tan Beng Leong and Aaron Yeo at the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (Sep 19).

While Chee, together with teammates Darren Chua, Tan Beng Leong and Aaron Yeo, lost to Thailand 3-0 in the men's team class T1-3 round robin contest, it was enough for Singapore to finish third in a group containing Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as per reports by Channel NewsAsia.