15 December 2009

SEA Games: Gold Continues To Elude Pencak Silat

VIENTIANE, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian silat squad had to settle for another bronze from the women's 65-70kg category pencak silat event after Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir lost her semi-final bout against her Thai exponent Tuesday.

The 22-year-old, was beaten by Monruthai Bangsalad in the semi-final at the Lao International Trade and Convention Centre while Ngoan Le Thi Hong of Vietnam also settled for the bronze after losing to Sofani Rakhmalianti of Indonesia in another semi-final.

The bronze from Siti was the sixth for Malaysia in pencak silat.

Singapore top the overall medal tally for Pencak silat with a gold and five bronze medals followed by Brunei 1-0-3, Indonesia 1-0-3, Vietnam 0-2-1, Thailand 0-1-4 and Malaysia.

Laos have four bronze medals while Myanmar and the Philippines have a bronze each.

Pencak Silat which offers 12 gold medals would end on Thursday.

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