SINGAPORE: The Soon siblings added to their impressive medal collection at the 2023 ASEAN Para Games on Thursday (Jun 8) as Team Singapore wrapped up its campaign in Cambodia.
Sophie Soon won her third event and Colin Soon his fourth title as they both set new Games and national records en route to a combined seven golds at the Morodok Techo National Stadium Aquatic Center.
Sophie's victory came in the women's 50m freestyle S13 with a time of 33.26 seconds while her brother won the men's 50m freestyle S13 with a time of 27.02 seconds.
Sophie had earlier claimed the women's 100m breaststroke SB13 and 100m butterfly S13 golds, breaking the national record in the latter.
Colin, meanwhile, also took gold in the men's 100m breaststroke SB13, 50m breaststroke SB14 and 100m freestyle S13, rewriting the Games records in all three events.
Three other swimmers contributed bronzes to Singapore's medal tally on Thursday: Janelle Tong in the women's 50m freestyle S10, Danielle Moi in the women's 50m freestyle S14 and Wong Zhi Wei in the men's 50m freestyle S13.
Singapore also won medals in three other sports on Thursday.
In badminton, Tay Wei Ming secured joint bronze in the men's singles SU5, while another bronze came from boccia courtesy of Toh Sze Ning and Aloysius Gan in the mixed pairs BC3.
In table tennis, Rodrick Li took joint bronze in the men's singles TT2 before Claire Toh won Singapore's last medal at this edition of the Games – a silver in the women's singles TT1-2.
Team Singapore will head home from this year's ASEAN Para Games with a haul of 12 golds, 15 silvers and 17 bronzes, according to the Singapore National Paralympic Council.
The tally puts them in seventh place in the medal table. The Games end on Friday.