The men's sepaktakraw team celebrating their win in the inter-regu event. - Bernama
SINGAPORE: Thanks, son!
Sepaktakraw captain Farhan Adam believes that his nine-month-old son has brought him the luck as Malaysia ended a 10-year SEA Games gold medal drought in the men's inter regu competition in Singapore.
Only four countries competed in the men's inter regu event. Thailand and Myanmar did not compete in inter regu due to restrictions on the number of events permitted by the organisers.
Malaysia, who last won the inter regu gold in Manila in 2005, won all their three round-robin matches to clinch the gold at the Singapore Expo.
Malaysia outplayed Singapore and the Philippines 2-0 on Friday.
In the last round robin-match against Laos, Malaysia’s regu of server Farhan, tekong Mohd Syahir Mohd Rosdi and striker Mohd Hanafiah Dolah chalked up a comfortable 21-0, 21-16 win over Lamphoun Sengsouvanh, Sonktula Phouthavong and Senganh Sengvanh to lift the gold.