13 December 2007

The results are in...

SEA Games: Worst ever showing in silat
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's campaign in silat ended without a gold after world champion Rina Jordana Adnan was beaten in the Under-50kg final at the Sungnoen Municipality Hall in Korat on Wednesday.

The sole Malaysian in the fight for a gold medal in 12 silat olahraga finals contested on the final day of competition, was beaten 1-4 by Indonesian Pengky Simbar.

Malaysia, who brought 14 exponents to Korat targeting four gold medals, finished with a haul of one silver and six bronzes, their worst ever result in the biennial Games since the sport was introduced in 1987.

The only other time when they failed to win a gold medal was in the 1997 Jakarta Games, hauling back only five silver and seven bronze medals.

The bronze medallists in Korat were Faizal Abdullah, Ahmad Shahril Zailuddin, Wan Nurul Hidayu, Malini Mohd, Emy Lajip and Mastura Sapuan.

At the last Games in Manila, Malaysia took back three gold medals in silat.

Exponents return with their worst ever result
MALAYSIA's campaign in silat ended without a gold with the defeat of world champion Rina Jordana Adnan in the Under-50kg final at the Sungnoen Municipality Hall in Korat yesterday.

The sole Malaysian in the fight for the gold medal in 12 silat olahraga finals contested on the final day of competition was beaten 1-4 by Indonesian Pengky Simbar.

Malaysia, who brought 14 exponents to Korat with the target to win four gold medals, thus finished with a haul of one silver and six bronze medals, their worst ever result in the biennial Games since the sport was introduced in 1987.

The only other time when they failed to win a gold medal was in the 1997 Jakarta Games. Then, they had five silver and seven bronze medals.

The bronze medallists in Korat were Faizal Abdullah, Ahmad Shahril Zailuddin, Wan Nurul Hidayu, Malini Mohd, Emy Lajip and Mastura Sapuan.

At the last Games in Manila, silat contributed three gold medals.

It was certainly a big blow for Malaysia who had won seven gold medals at the World Championships in Kuantan in October.

All the seven gold medallists in Kuantan - Ahmad Shahril, Mohd Azrin Abdul Malek, Norhasmizan Abdullah, Malini, Rina, Mastura and silat seni exponent Suzy Mohd Sulaiman - competed in the Korat.

2 comments:

mAdMiKe said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... =(
even emy latip pon??
(putra konfem frust menonggeng)

Mohd Nadzrin Wahab said...

Yyyyeppp...

Rina's been favourite since I interviewed her in 2001. Saw world champion material even then.

Her spiral sweeps are the wickedest I've seen so far. A couple of Vietnamese fell to those in the Singapura Asia Pac games a few years ago (even though she lost that one). But she's still my favourite.

Her, and Shahril. Amazing kicks, that one.

The age of Waks Didi and Khairi, of broken legs and KOs are coming to a close. Sigh.