31st SEA Games [Athletics]: Michelle Sng wins high jump silver, Tan Zong Yang's historic 400m bronze

Sng's win adds to two more medals won by Singapore Athletics, with Tan Zong Yang clinching an historic first bronze in 47 years for Men's 400m

Michelle Sng cleared a height of 1.75m to take home silver, adding to the gold medal she had won at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur and the bronze medal in the 2015 edition on home soil . PHOTO: SPORTPLUS.SG

Hanoi, Vietnam, 15 May 2022 - Michelle Sng has won a silver medal in the Women's High Jump event at the 31st SEA Games today.

Watch Michelle Sng's medal presentation ceremony and our SEA Games highlights for 15 May here on Studio Plus.

She was joined on the podium by Vietnamese duo - Pham Thi Diem who cleared 1.78m to clinch gold, and bronze medalist Pham Quynh Giang who cleared a height of 1.70m.

Mens's 400m Sprint Final

History was made in the Men's 400m Final, as Tan Zong Yang clinched an historic bronze medal in the men's 400m sprint final.

His time of 47.46s put an end to a 47 year-long medal wait in the event for Singapore.

Tan Zong Yang speaking with members of media after his 400m finals. PHOTO: SPORTPLUS.SG

Finishing ahead of him were Thailand’s Joshua Atkinson who took home the gold with a timing of 46.44sec and Vietnam’s Phuc Le Ngoc who placed second with a timing of 47.27sec.

Singapore athlete Thiruben Thana Rajan also competed in the final and finished seventh with a timing of 48.22sec, a signifcant achievement having come back from a broken toe two months before the Games.

Tan Zong Yang (left most), and Thiruben Thana Rajan (second from left) in the men's 400m final at the My Dinh National Stadium, Vietnam. PHOTO: SPORTPLUS.SG

The current national record for men's 400m is held by Zubin Percy Muncherji set on 13 May 2018 at the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, USA.

Women's 3,000m Steeplechase

In the evening's distance event 26 year-old Cheryl Chan clocked a time of 11 min 48.37 sec to come in fifth in the women's 3,000m steeplechase event.

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