SEA Games: Singapore's speed skaters win four silver medals, finish fourth in the medals table

Singapore finish the SEA Games strongly in fourth spot of the 11-nation table, with four silvers in speed skating on the final day of the competition

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Singapore's short track speed skaters won four silvers on the second and final day of the 29th SEA Games competition at the Empire City Arena on Wednesday, according to the Strait Times. This takes the sport's overall tally to four silvers and one bronze.

It also means Team Singapore's 568-strong contingent ended the 12-day affair with 57 gold, 58 silver and 73 bronze medals to finish fourth in the 11-nation table.

On the last day of competition, 18-year-old Cheyenne Goh and 28-year-old Lucas Ng won silver in their respective 1000m finals, as per reports from Yahoo Singapore.

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In the 3000m relay finals, Singapore's men's and women's teams also finished in the silver medal position.

On Tuesday, Cheyenne Goh delivered the first individual medal from the event, winning bronze in the women's 500m sprint. Medal favourite Ng fell short in his first bid to reach the podium after being disqualified in the 500m sprint on Tuesday. Ng took silver in a time of 1:55.185s, behind Thailand's Triphop Thongngam who won gold with a time of 1:55.127s.

Singapore's women took the silver in the 3000m relay with a time of 5:18.122s behind Malaysia (5:14.649s). Indonesia took bronze while Thailand finished fourth, as per Channel NewsAsia.

The Singaporeans got off to a rough start, falling moments after the race begun and were in last place before storming back to a second-placed finish.

Singapore's men's also took silver in the men's 3000m relay in 4:37.113s despite finishing third, following the disqualification of Indonesia. Thailand did not finish the race.

In the women's 1,000m event, which also took place on Wednesday, Singaporean Cheyenne Goh placed second in 1:48.907, Malaysians Anja Chong and Ashley Chin were first (1:48.835) and third (1:49.321) respectively.

Ng, 28, then teamed up with Miki, Chua Qi En and Lim Chia Yeh to take silver in the men's 3,000m relay.

Goh, 18, also won silver in the women's relay, together with Danielle Han, Deanna See and Chua Suvian.

This is the first time the biennial Games has included winter sports (ice hockey, short track speed skating and figure skating).