IT WAS the same SEA Games women's singles gold, but a different winner for Singapore. Since 1999, the title had been won by Singapore's Li Jiawei (1999, 2001, 2003), Zhang Xueling (2005) and Wang Yuegu (2007).
Yesterday in Vientiane, it was Feng Tianwei's turn to win the gold, as the 23-year-old beat Wang 11-6, 12-10, 11-9, 10-12, 11-6 in the final for her second gold of the Games.
"It's certainly a significant win, because it is my first SEA Games singles gold," she said after the win.
"I didn't feel much pressure during the final, since I was facing a familiar face at the opposing end."
It was also an all-Singapore affair in the men's singles final, and the winner remained the same as the last SEA Games': Gao Ning.
The 27-year-old beat Yang Zi 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-2 to clinch the gold.
In all, it has been another successful and dominant performance by the table-tennis team at the biennial regional Games.
They clinched golds in both the men and women's team events, the men and women's singles events, as well as the women's and mixed doubles.