HANOI: They stood separated by a number of inches atop the podium on the Cau Giay gymnasium on Friday (May 13), however what differentiated Malaysia’s Clement Ting and Singapore’s Jowen Lim on the sphere was the slightest of margins.
In this case, a rating of 0.001.
Lim clinched Singapore’s first wushu medal of the thirty first SEA Games in Hanoi, with an official rating of 9.70. He was narrowly edged out by Malaysia’s Ting for gold.
“This is the nature of Wushu. The scoring differences are always very small … three or four or five decimal places. So what we’ve got to do is showcase our best and let the judges decide,” Lim informed reporters.
“For Wushu, there are two main parts, the difficulty of the jumps and the technical side like our movements. I felt what I was lacking compared to the gold medallist was probably on the technical side, because probably the jumps-wise we were on par.”
At the identical time, Lim famous that he was happy together with his exhibiting and to have the ability to get on the rostrum. In the final version of the Games, he completed sixth in the identical occasion.
“I’m actually very happy with my performance. A little bit nervous because it’s the first competition in three years,” mentioned Lim, who additionally has a 2017 gold within the occasion to his identify.
“To me, a podium is always good enough for me. Obviously, I would love to get a gold medal for Singapore but for me, silver is more than enough,” he added.
Later on Friday, Chan Jun Kai took bronze for Singapore within the males’s taijiquan finals.
With Lim’s silver and Chan’s bronze, Singapore’s medal tally jumps to 10, with one gold, 5 silvers and 4 bronzes.
Silat exponent Iqbal Abdul Rahman received Singapore’s first gold on Wednesday when he beat Thailand’s Ilyas Sadara within the creative males’s tunggal (singles) finals.
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Source : channelnewsasia.com