Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Siti picks up sixth bronze for silat

THE Malaysian silat squad had to settle for another bronze from the women’s 65-70kg category after Siti Rahmah Mohd Nasir lost her semi-final bout against her Thai exponent yesterday.

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 took 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, ends tomorrow. — Bernama

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