Singaporean Jay Pal wins floorball gold

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Singapore | Asia Samachar | 15 June 2015
Jay Pal Singh Sidhu wins goal when Singapore men's floorball team defeated Thailand 9-0 in the finals. - PHOTO COURTESY OF MYACTIVESG
Jay Pal Singh Sidhu wins goal when Singapore men’s floorball team defeated Thailand 9-0 in the finals. – PHOTO COURTESY OF MYACTIVESG

Floorball goal keeper Jay Pal Singh Sidhu (SIN #19) becomes the first Singaporean Sikh to get his hands on the gold medal at the SEA Games 2015.

In men’s hockey, brothers Ishwarpal Singh Grewal (#14) and Jaspal Singh Grewal (#6), take home a silver medal when their team lost to Malaysia in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in the finals on Saturday. Both played in the first eleven in the finals.

Floorball favourites Singapore beat Thailand 9-0 in the men’s finals yesterday at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore.

Jay Pal joins squash player Sanjay Singh Chal and high jumper, both Malaysians, as the other Sikhs who have won gold medals at the regional games.

Floorball is played like ice hockey on a wooden floor. Players carry a 3-feet long floorball stick made of light graphite. The game is played over 3 periods lasting 20 minutes each, termed as ‘normal time’, according to information on the SEA Games 2015 website.

In the preliminary rounds of the men’s floorball, Singapore beat the Philipinnes 17-2, Thailand 4-2 and Malaysia 6-2.

Women floorball: Singapore's Mohamed Zabir Fariza in action with Thailand's Duangporn Thararat. Singapore won the penalty shootout over Thailand after the teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAGAMES2015.COM/SINGSOC
Women floorball: Singapore’s Mohamed Zabir Fariza in action with Thailand’s Duangporn Thararat. Singapore won the penalty shootout over Thailand after the teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw. – PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAGAMES2015.COM/SINGSOC

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