Paddlers bow out to China, Sailing duo finish tenth: Team Singapore at Tokyo 2020 [Day 11]

Singapore Table Tennis Women's Team lose 0-3 to favourites China in quarters, Sailors Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Loh finish tenth in medal race

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3 August 2021, Tokyo, Japan - There will be no Olympic medals from table tennis, as Team Singapore fell 0-3 in straight sets to favourites China in the Women's Team event for table tennis, but the Team Singapore paddlers have impressed in Tokyo and won the hearts of many new fans.


Yu Mengyu in particular exceeded expectations in reaching the women's singles semi-finals, while Lin Ye also put up a spirited display in today's defeat against China.


Meanwhile in sailing, Singapore delivered its best ever performance at an Olympic Games as Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Loh qualified for the medal race of the Women's Skiff 49ER FX.


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Table Tennis


Singapore fell to China in straight sets for the Women's Team Event, which ended hopes of an Olympic medal for Singapore at Tokyo 2020.


Yu Mengyu and Lin Ye teamed up in the opening match, but lost 5-11, 7-11, 5-11 to China's Chen Meng and Wang Manyu, before Feng Tianwei was defeated 8-11, 3-11, 8-11 in the subseqent singles match, with a superior Sun Yingsha in imperious form.


Lin Ye was did not compete in the women's singles competition, but put in a good shift for her singles match, stretching China's Wang to a third match, but it was not to be as she also fell 1-3 overall (11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 5-11).

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Sailing


Sailing duo Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low have had to wait an extra day after their medal race was postponed yesterday due to a lack of wind for the Women's Skiff 49er FX event.


The reigning Asian Games champions recorded Singapore's best ever performance at an Olympic Games for sailing, and ended their campaign with a 10th placed finish in a fleet of 21 overall.


The duo ended on 117 net points, with points from the medal race worth double, but points from previous races also included in the overall total score.


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