SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s hopes of bettering their SEA Games bronze medal in team foil were dashed after they crashed out in the quarter-finals at the OCBC Arena.
On Sunday, the team of Muhammad Aqil Anuar, Cheng Xing Han, Syed Adil Emir Putra and Nurul Affiq Ismail failed to muster a fight. They ended up losing 45-18 to Philippines’ Wilfred Curioso, Brennan Louie, Nathaniel Perez and Emerson Segui.
Host Singapore won the gold medal after beating The Philippines 45-40 in the final. The Philippines had earlier knocked out defending champions Thailand 45-33 in the semi-finals.
Singapore advanced to the final after beating Indonesia 45-21.
The losing semi-finalists - Indonesia and Thailand - picked up the bronze medal.
Malaysia had won the Foil team bronze medal at the Indonesia Games in 2011. Fencing was not contested in Myanmar two years ago.
The Star Online