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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