Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Malaysia’s table tennis run ends with 2 more bronze

SINGAPORE: The Malaysian table tennis team ended their SEA Games campaign with two more bronze medals after falling short in the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s team events.

The women, led by singles silver medallist Ng Sock Khim, fell 3-0 to the mighty Singapore team at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Monday.

The 31-year-old Sock Khim fought hard against Yu Mengyu before losing 13-11, 6-11, 6-11, 12-10, 5-11 in 40 minutes.

That took the fight out of the Malaysian team as Lee Rou You and Angeline Tang then fell to Feng Tianwei and Isabelle Li.

The men also fought hard but were unable to overcome Vietnam, losing 3-1.

Tran Tuan Quynh got the Vietnamese off to a good start by beating Leong Chee Feng 11-8, 17-15, 11-2 in the first tie.

Mohd Shakirin Ibrahim levelled for Malaysia by downing Dinh Quang Linh 11-5, 11-4, 11-9.

But Vietnam’s Nguyen Anh Tu and Tuan Quynh were too strong for Mohd Haikal Ashraf and Shakirin.

The Malaysian table-tennis team will return home with a total of four medals – a silver and three bronzes – which is better than the 2013 Games haul of three bronze medals.

The Star Online

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