HANOI (May 14): The nationwide males’s and ladies’s hammer throwers right this moment claimed their champion standing on the thirty first SEA Games, to ship Malaysia’s gold quantity twelfth and thirteenth right this moment.
Jackie Wong Siew Cheer and Grace Wong Xiu Mei, each from Sarawak, dethroned their Thailand nemesis to wrest again their respective titles on the My Dinh National Stadium.
Grace Wong bought the hammer flying for Malaysia by successful the ladies’s title with a hurl of 57.13m within the fourth try.
Though it means off her nationwide file of 62.48m set on the Malaysian Grand Prix, April final yr, she nonetheless managed to dethrone Mingkamon Koomphon (50.28m) for silver, whereas one other Thailand consultant Panwat Gimsrang (49.64) took house the bronze.
“I used to be not glad with the gap as I used to be focusing on the 60-61 metre vary. Some technical drawback, the hammer wire is simply too quick, however I attempted my greatest.
“After losing the gold in the Philippines, I was very sad, but now after recovering the gold I feel like everything is ok. I would also like to thank everyone for sending us to train in South Korea for 42 days, it was very helpful,” she informed reporters.
Grace gained the her maiden SEA Games gold with a Games file of 59.24 metre on the 2017 KL Games, dethroning Thailand’s Mingkamon Koomphon to silver.
However, within the final version in Philippines in 2019, Mingkamon claimed again the title, leaving Grace with silver, however this time Grace ensured she wouldn’t return with disappointment once more.
Meanwhile, Jackie additionally captured again his title by edging his arch-rival Kittipong Boonmawan for the second time within the males’s occasion, with a hurl of 66.49m within the final try.
Kittipong, the 2015 and 2019 champion, has his greatest throw of 64.54m, whereas one other Malaysian Sadat Marzuki Ajisan secured the bronze with 58.86m hurl.
Jackie Wong clinched the gold within the 2017 SEA Games with a Games file of 65.90m however needed to accept silver within the 2019 Philippines version as Kittipong took the gold with a brand new Games file of 67.56m. – Bernama