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As the Official Professional Services Partner and proud supporter of Team Singapore athletes, Deloitte has been supporting the Games with our professional services expertise. Some Deloitte employees are also participating in the SEA Games. Stay updated on the latest happenings throughout the SEA Games period.
15 June 2015
Women’s Floorball Team clinches Gold at 28th SEA Games
It was a nail-biting final between Singapore and Thailand yesterday at ITE Central. With the support from a full- house crowd, both teams started the match with positive intent.
Thailand gave the host team a fair warning as they scored first in the first period to put them 1-0 up. However, Singapore responded well and scored the equalizer just before the end of the period. Singapore started the second period in full throttle and scored their second goal a minute after. Their lead, however, was wiped out nine minutes later by Thailand. The host scored one more just before the end of the second period and went into the break with a 3-2 lead. It was clear that the Thais did not want a repeat of the group stage match where they lost by a goal to Singapore and they showed their intentions by making it 3-3.
By the time the game entered extra-time, the spectators were on the edge of their seats and all eyes were on the players. The clashing between sticks rang across the hall as both teams played hard to score but magnificent saves from both keepers forced the game into penalty shootouts. Singapore eventually defeated Thailand a second time in this tournament with a score 2-1 to bring home the highly-coveted gold medal.
Congratulations to Wynne Tang (Senior Audit Associate), Joscelin Kee (Audit Associate) and the Women’s Floorball Team on their victory!
Find out more about the game here.
Women’s keelboat team clinches Gold
Team Singapore women’s keelboat team won their event yesterday, which was the third gold of the day in sailing for the Republic.
Terena Lam, Deloitte Student Ambassador, was part of the quartet who was scheduled to sail against Malaysia in the medal race. However, due to poor wind conditions, the race was delayed. By the time it was set to start, it was past 5.30pm and race rules state that there can be no starts after 5.30pm. Singapore was awarded the gold medal based on their unbeaten record in the round robin stage.
Congratulations to Terena and her team on the win!
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Women’s basketball team puts up commendable effort in last two matches
Singapore scored the opener with a three-pointer but failed to stop Malaysia who raced to an 8-3 lead in the match played on Saturday. First quarter ended with the host trailing 9-17. Second quarter saw Singapore starting strong and managed to reduce their deficit to 13-17. Malaysia, however, was sharp with their shooting and pulled away with a 32-17 scoreline entering the third quarter. Despite Singapore’s valiant defensive efforts, they could not stop our causeway opponents from widening their lead. Malaysia dominated in the last two quarters and eventually won with a score of 65-39.
Sharlene Li, Audit Manager, and her Team Singapore basketball team went into the game as underdogs but their resilience and tough defence showed their character. Constant encouragement was given on and off the court and great team spirit was displayed. Find out more about the game here.
This afternoon, Singapore went up against Philippines in their final game of the 28th SEA Games. The team started off strongly and their relentless attacks bore fruit as they ended the first quarter with a 26-18 lead. The break reenergized Philippines and they managed to reduce the deficit to just one point after the second quarter. Both sides showed no signs of letting up but with a higher conversion rate, Philippines managed to gain a small lead of four points entering the fourth quarter. Singapore gave it their all in the final quarter but eventually fell to Philippines 72-82. The match statistics can be found here.
We would like to commend Sharlene and her team on their outstanding display of showmanship and sportsmanship throughout their SEA Games campaign.
Derek puts up a brave fight against defending champion
Derek Wong, Clients & Markets Research Analyst, was up against SEA Games defending champion, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, in the men’s singles quarterfinal match yesterday.
Derek started the match strong and was leading when they went into the mid-set break. Tanongsak, however, came back strong and finished off the set 21-18. Derek stormed back to level the game by winning the second set 21-17. The final set saw long rallies and quick exchanges of shots with both sides having to make crucial dives to ensure the shuttle remains in play. Steep smashes and on-point attacking from Tanongsak saw him pull away and despite Derek’s valiant efforts, he could not reduce the deficit and eventually lost the set 13-21. Tanongsak advances to the semi-final winning two out of the three sets.
Kudos to Derek on his outstanding performance against the defending SEA Games champion. Find out more about the match here.