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SEA Games 2017: Synchronised swimming duet technical

Singapore’s Miya Yong and Debbie Soh win Singapore’s first gold in the synchronised swimming duet technical routine, an event usually dominated by Malaysia. Malaysia’s Gan Hua Wei and Lee Yhing Huey won silver, and Indonesia’s Anisa Feritrianti and Claudia Megawati took bronze in event on 18 August.

SEA Games: Synchronised swimming duet win second gold for Singapore

Hannah Teoh
Senior Content Producer

Singapore collected its second gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games in the synchronised swimming duet technical routine on Friday (18 Aug).

Debbie Soh and Miya Yong pipped Malaysia’s Gan Hua Wei and Lee Yhing Huey with a score of 75.1791 to 74.3659 to win gold. It was Soh and Yong’s first time winning this event – a goal they had set before the SEA Games. Indonesia’s Claudia Megawati and Anita Feritrianti took bronze.

“Finally being able to win Malaysia for the first time in the duet event means a lot to us,” said Soh after the medal presentation ceremony at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil.

“Getting the gold puts us back on track of having more gold medals.”

Although the team targeted sweeping the medals in synchronised swimming, Soh said that her silver medal in the solo technical routine on Thursday is motivation to “keep pushing forward”. She won Singapore’s first gold medal during the solo free routine, while compatriot Yong took bronze in both the solo events.

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