22 December 2010

UBD To Play Grudge Match For Bronze

Yaneva and teammates Eka Ardiana
and Wulan Nurhasanah took home
silver with 451 points.
Bandar Seri Begawan - Team Brunei have a chance to clinch another bronze medal at the 15th Asean University Games should they win in the futsal third-place play-off today in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

However Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) would have to give their 100 per cent against Malaysia, who previously thrashed the Sultanate side 4-1 in the preliminary stage.

Though they were hammered in all three matches of the preliminary stage, with only four teams competing in the event UBD were already guaranteed a berth in the semi-final.

Hosts Thailand dealt a 15-0 defeat to Brunei in the semi-final on Monday.

The victory sets up the former on a date with Indonesia in the final at the 700th Anniversary Chiangmai Sports Complex today.

Indonesia defeated Malaysia 2-4 in the other semi-final to pit the latter against UBD in the battle for third spot at the same venue today.

After five days of competition, UBD have notched three bronze medals via pencak silat and karatedo so far.

The Sultanate bagged two of the three medals at the Payap University gymnasium yesterday.

Nurul Aimi Amalidya Zainidi scored 454 points in the women's seni tunggal to add bronze to the Sultanate's medal tally.

Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Thanh Mo (466 points) and Indonesian Yaneva Febriana (459 points) captured the gold and silver medals respectively.

Later in the day, Nurul Aimi made it a double as she took onto the mat again in the women's seni regu with compatriots Faehaanah Sabaraya and Farhanah Hj Abdullah.

The trio amassed 444 points to place in third.

The gold once again went to Thi Thanh Mo, who scored 460 points with countrymen Nguyen Thi Loan and Tran Thi Mai La.

Muhd Suhrawadi Hj Suhadi bagged the Sultanate's first medal after he managed to enter the men's kumite -84 kilogrammes semi-final on Friday.

The 25-year-old, however, failed to progress after Malaysian Roney Roger Sining won 9-1 in the match.

Sutthichi Akhiao edged the latter 7-5 in the final to claim gold for the hosts.

Defeated semi-finalist Le Trung Dung of Vietnam placed as joint-third alongside Muhd Suhrawardi.

Brunei's table tennis representatives were shown the exit door out the tournament after failing to notch a single win to their name.

Abdul Hadi Zulfadli Hj Yahya and Tzu Min Wee were unable to progress past the table tennis men's single preliminary rounds after being dealt three consecutive losses each to their respective opponents.

The duo also lost 3-0 in the men's doubles match against Vietnam at Chiangmai University yesterday.

Other results yesterday include the mixed double's team 3-0 defeat to Malaysia and the men's double team 3-0 lost to Vietnam.

Written by AMIR AMIN
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