19 Nov '11, 11am

Fu Mingtian makes history with badminton gold - TODAYonline

JAKARTA - Fu Mingtian made history in Jakarta on Saturday when she won Singapore's first SEA Games women's singles gold in badminton, beating Indonesia's Adriyanti Firdasari 2-1 at the Istora Senayan Indoor Stadium. It was Singapore's first badminton gold in eight years. Fu got off to a bad start, losing the first set 14-21 but came back with a determined performance to overcome the Indonesian 21-12 and draw level. The third and final set was a nail-biting affair and the 21-year old Singaporean fell behind for most of the match and was down 19-20 before she took the game to rubber. Holding her composure, she stormed to the finish 22-20 to stun the home crowd. Singapore last won gold at the Vietnam Games in 2003, when the women's team beat Thailand to finish top. The last singles gold a was won by Wong Shoon Keat in the men's at the 1983 edition in Singapore. The women's si...

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