Monday, November 21, 2011

Malaysia Win Gold In Men's Wushu

JAKARTA, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- Malaysia picked up their first gold medal in men's wushu at the 26th SEA Games here through Lee Yang at the Bung Karno indoor athletics stadium on the second day of the competition today.

Lee Yang's victory in the Taijiquan and Taijijian combined event enabled Malaysia to retain their gold medal win two years ago at the Laos edition of the games in Vientiane.

Ng Shin Yii contributed a silver medal in the women's category in a similar event.

Lee, the 27-year-old senior athlete from Taiping, Perak, garnered 19.41 points in the combined disciplines.

He obtained the highest 9.71 points in Taijiquan in a field of six participants and collected 9.70 points in Taijijian.

Parantac Daniel of the Philippines won the silver medal with 19.22 points while Nguyen Thanh Tung of Vietnam took the bronze with 19.21 points.

"I am happy that we managed to defend our gold medal win in the event in Laos through Loh (Jack Chang)," Lee told Bernama after the event. Loh took the fourth position in the event here with 19.20 points.

Lee, who is participating in his fourth SEA Games, said he wanted to take part in the 2013 edition in Myanmar although age was catching up.

In the women's category, Ng Shin Yii had to settle for the second spot after collecting 19.41 points, six short of winner Lindswell from the host country.

The 22-year-old Ng garnered 9.71 points in Taijijian and 9.70 in Taijiquan.

The bronze was won by Singapore's Valerie Wee Ling En who accumulated 19.36 points.


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