Archers win Singapore’s 1st medal of Southeast Asian Games

17 August 2017
Kuala Lumpur (MAS)
The compound men’s team came second to Malaysia.

Header picture via The Straits Times.

Singapore’s Ang Han Teng, Alan Lee and Pang Toh Jin secured their nation’s first medal of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games when they finished runner-up to the hosts in the compound men’s team event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“I don’t think we’ve got any regrets because our overall performance was awesome, even though results didn’t go our way [in the final],” Lee told Singapore’s Today Online.

Ang added: “We’ve worked very hard and made many sacrifices to prepare for the Games. We came here just wanting to do our best, and thankfully our result has surpassed all our expectations.”

The trio shot a personal best of 233 points – out of 240 – to beat the Philippines in the semifinals. In the final, Malaysia was victorious, 228-222.

Both Ang and Lee made the quarterfinals in the individual competition, but neither progressed to the final four, with the former finishing fifth overall and the latter seventh.

The archery competitions at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games run 14-22 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.