Singapore win historic softball SEA Games gold

Singapore win historic softball SEA Games gold

Singapore men's softball team win historic gold in the SEA Games
Singapore men's softball team celebrate their historic gold at the 2019 SEA Games on Sunday Dec 8, 2019. (Photo: Sport Singapore)

NEW CLARK CITY, Philippines: Singapore men’s softball team clinched a historic gold medal on Sunday (Dec 8) after they upset hosts Philippines 6-1 in the final at The Villages. 

This is the first gold medal won by a Singapore softball team at the SEA Games. The best ever finish for the nation at the Games was a silver clinched by the women’s team in 2007.

The Singapore men’s and women’s teams finished with a bronze medal in 2015, while the Singapore men’s team also bagged bronze in 2011.

The men’s team had faced Philippines twice in the tournament - first losing 0-8 to them in the round robin before beating them in the semi-finals 4-3 to secure an automatic spot to the finals. 

But due to the page system format of the tournament, Philippines then beat Indonesia 9-0 to set up a finals clash with Singapore.

This is Singapore’s 37th gold at the 30th SEA Games.

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Source: CNA/mn