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Athletics ‘saves the day’ for national contingent at Hanoi SEA Games

HANOI, May 14 (Bernama) –Athletics saved the day for the nationwide contingent’s gold medal hunt on the seventh day of the thirty first SEA Games, after a number of occasions failed in delivering the gold medals as anticipated, resulting in Malaysia’s drop to fourth within the general standings.

National hammer throwers Jackie Wong Siew Cheer and Grace Wong Xiu Mei each carried out nicely to contribute to Malaysia’s twelfth and thirteenth gold medals within the males’s and ladies’s classes respectively.

Meanwhile, the nationwide camp breathed a sigh of reduction when Iskandar Alwi clinched the bronze medal within the pole vault occasion on the primary day of the athletics occasions – his fourth in consecutive SEA Games – after different potential medal winners didn’t ship.

At the Hanoi Sports Training and Competition Centre, the nationwide bodybuilding squad was in sterling type, successful two silver medals via Buda Anchah and Zmarul Adam Pulutan Abdullah, whereas Zainal Arif Zainal Ariffin and Muhammad Uzair Mat Noor every contributed a bronze.

Another bronze was added to Malaysia’s medal haul in the present day via nationwide fencer Joshua Koh I-Jie within the males’s particular person epee occasion.

Wushu, nonetheless, solely managed a bronze via Sydney Chin Sy Xuan within the ladies’s Tajiquan occasion, the one medal gained in the present day after the shock double gold medal win yesterday. 

Also, Muhammad Khairi Adib Azhar has assured a silver medal as a minimum from silat when he superior to the finals of the lads’s B class (50-55 kg) occasion.

The squad can have the chance so as to add a number of silver medals to their assortment with seven exponents that includes in varied semi-finals tomorrow.

The finals will happen on Monday. The losers of the semi-finals will mechanically win bronze medals.

After in the present day’s haul of two gold, two silver and 5 bronze, the Malaysian contingent has dropped from second to fourth place within the general medal tally, with a complete of 13 gold, seven silver and 21 bronze.

Hosts Vietnam, who shot to the highest of the standings on Wednesday (May 11), stay first general with 36 gold, 28 silver and 27 bronze, leaving Thailand in second place with 14 gold, 13 silver and 30 bronze.

Indonesia, in the meantime, is in third place after accumulating 13 gold, 14 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Tomorrow, the nationwide contingent will probably be targeted on bodybuilding, the place four-time world champion, Mohd Syarul Azman Mahen Abdullah, or higher identified by his moniker ‘Mike’ is scheduled to participate within the Athletics Physique occasion and stands a superb probability of successful a gold for Malaysia.

Another potential gold medal might come when the lads’s desk tennis squad take on Thailand within the finals of the crew occasion.

National shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli may also take to the sector tomorrow, and the Paralympic athlete will certainly benefit from competing within the regular class in Hanoi.

Two different 2020 Tokyo Olympians, specifically Khairul Anuar Mohamad and Syaqiera Mashayikh will take their photographs at glory because the archery competitors begins tomorrow.

— BERNAMA



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