Shanti's Olympic sprint, Paddlers to face China in last eight: Team Singapore at Tokyo 2020 [Day 10]

Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye and Feng Tian Wei defeated France in the Round of 16 Table Tennis Women's Team Event to set up a date with favourites China in quarter-finals

Image credit: Kong Chong Yew, SNOC


2 August 2021, Tokyo, Japan - Singapore will face in favourites China in the Table Tennis Women's Team event after the trio of Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye and Feng Tian Wei overcame France in the Round of 16 today.


Sprinter Shanti Pereira made her Olympic bow today at the Tokyo Olympics in the women's 200M sprints, while in Sailing Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low's medal race was postponed till tomorrow due to insufficient wind and weather conditions.

Image credit: Tan Chuan-Jin, SNOC (used with permission)


Athletics


Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira recorded a time of 23.96s to set a new season best today in the Women's 200m heats in the Tokyo 2020 athletics event.


Shanti is the reigning national record holder for both the Women's 100m and 200m sprint events, and her mark of 23.60s was set en route to her gold medal win at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.


She did not qualify for the semi-finals of her race today. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, most sports events have been cancelled in Singapore over the past 18 months, and Shanti's last race was a specially arranged performance trial last November in which she ran alone.

Image credit: SportSG via Jung Yeon-je, AFP


Table Tennis


Yu Meng Yu, Lin Ye and Feng Tian Wei will have their work cut out for them in the quarter finals of the Women's Team event after they defeated France in straight sets in the Round of 16 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium today.


Lin Ye and Yu Mengyu teamed up to win the first set in their doubles match 3-0, before Feng Tianwei suffered an initial scare but did the job over Prithika Pavade to win 3-2 and extend Singapore’s lead.

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Yu Mengyu ensured a straight sets victory for Singapore in the second singles match when she overcame Yuan Jia Nan 3 matches to 1.


Singapore, who are seeded sixth, will come up against favourites China tomorrow, who already have two gold medals from table tennis at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and swept Austria aside in the Round of 16 Women's Team evet.

Image credit: SportSG via Jung Yeon-je/AFP


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