Mohd Fahmi (right) in action against Noukhith Latsaphao of Laos in the semi-final of class D (60-65kg). - AFP
SINGAPORE: The pencak silat exponents can surpass their two-gold target at the Singapore SEA Games.
Malaysia will be competing in five out of the 10 finals (tanding categories).
Favourites Vietnam have six finalists after the semi-finals events concluded at the Singapore Expo Hall 2.
World champion Mohd Al Jufferi Jamari will make a strong bid to win a second straight title in the men’s E class (65kg to 70kg) after overcoming local exponent Sheik Alauddin Sheik Ferdous 5-0 in the semi-finals. The 23-year-old Jufferi will take on Vietnam's Vu Van-hoang in the final.
Mohd Faizul Nasir is up against defending champion Khansakhon Nantachai of Thailand in men’s B class (50-55kg) after he beat Vo Duy-phuong of Vietnam on a technical decision. The Vietnamese was the silver medallist in Myanmar two years ago.
The other Malaysian finalists are Mohd Fahmi Romli in the men’s Class D (60-65kg); Mohd Robial Sobri in the men’s class H (80-85kg) and Siti Rahmah Mohd Nasir in the women’s class D (60-65kg).
The Star Online