Monday, June 15, 2015

Malaysia on the verge to break 60-gold medal mark at SEA Games

SINGAPORE: Malaysia are poised to breach the 60-gold mark at the Singapore SEA Games with two days of competition remaining.

It was raining gold for Malaysia on a wet Sunday in Singapore as the Malaysian contingent went through their best-ever single day performance.

Malaysia started the day with 45 golds but added 14 more to push the tally to 59. They are fourth in the medal tally.

On Monday, the women’s basketball team are tipped to beat bottom-ranked Vietnam in the round-robin competition today for the gold.

National Sports Council director general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail said it was very successful day for Malaysia.

“Cycling and rhythmic gymnastics took pride as Olympic sports among the gold medals we won today.

“I am happy with the cycling team as they were not targeted to deliver a gold in the first place.

“We still have medal chances in badminton, women’s basketball, petanque and waterpolo,” said Shapawi.

At the last Games in Myanmar in 2013, Malaysia finished fifth overall with a 43-38-77 haul.

The Star Online

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