17 November 2011

Ahmad Sharil Lands First Gold In Silat

JAKARTA, Nov 17 (Bernama) - Ahmad Sharil Zailudin landed Malaysia's first gold in silat in the final day of the silat competition at the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia Thursday.

Competing in the mens D 55-60kg category at Taman Mini Indonesia, Padepokan, East Jakarta, about 50 km from the city centre, Ahmad Shahril, 30, ignored the hostile reception from the home crowd to sent the hosts; Sapto Purnomo packing 5-0.

"It is a good feeling, to be able to win before such hostile fans. I really wanted the 'Negaraku' (national anthem) to be played in this hall," he told Bernama.

It was the former three-time world champion's second gold in the SEA Games. He won the first at the Manila Games in 2005.

The silat contingent also captured three bronze through Mohd Hafiz Mahri in the A 45-50kg category, Noor Farahana Ismail (B 50-55kg) and Mastura Sapuan (D 60-65kg).

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