Singapore pair secure men's doubles gold in snooker

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore's Chan Keng Kwang and Tey Choon Kiat clinched the SEA Games men's doubles snooker gold with a 3-1 win over Thailand's Issara Kachaiwong and Phaitoon Phonbun at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, here today.

The duo from the island republic showed great mental strength to come back from losing the first frame 13-65 and win the next three frames 79-6, 72-18, 88-69 and seal the victory.

"I think we did well, we were the underdogs and Thailand were the favourites. We coped well under pressure," said Chan after the match.

National snooker duo Thor Chuan Leong and Moh Keen Hoo, who won the competition in the 2015 SEA Games, were awarded the bronze together with Myanmar's Aung Phyo and Ko Htet.

Meanwhile, Thailand's Prapat Chaithanasakun and Thawat Sujaritthurakarn clinched the gold in the billiards men's doubles category with a 3-2 win over Myanmar's Aung Htay and Min Sithu Tun.

Singapore's Peter Gilchrist and Yeo Teck Shin and Vietnam's Binh Nguyen and Tran Le Anh Tuan were awarded the bronze medals. — Bernama