SINGAPORE, June 6 (Bernama) -- National wushu head coach, Lim Yew Fai is confident that the national wushu exponents will give a much better performance on the second day of the SEA Games wushu competition held at the Singapore Expo complex, tomorrow.
Malaysia only managed to grab a silver medal in today's opening session through back-up athlete, Chan Lu Yi, in the compulsory taijiquan event with 9.65 points as two Singaporeans, Vera Tan Yan Ning and Ho Lin Ying, claimed the gold and bronze medals with a score of 9.69 and 9.64 points, respectively.
"They showcased quite a remarkable performance. I'm not so surprised to see Chan Lu Yi win the silver medal as I want all our wushu exponents to enjoy the Games without much pressure," he told Bernama after the conclusion of today's competition.
Two other wushu exponents, Wong Weng Son and Yeap Wai Kin, were placed fourth (9.67 points) and eighth (9.58 points), respectively out of 13 competitors in the men's changquan event.
On the judges, Yew Fai acknowledged their credibility as most of them are experienced judges from the International Wushu Federation (IWF), despite the biennial games always being marred by bias decisions, especially from the host nations.
The Penang-born Lu Yi, 18, hopes that the silver she won could motivate her to give her best in tomorrow's selective taijiquan event.
The Bukit Jalil Sports School student who joined the national back-up squad in 2013, does not place too high a target due to the stiff competition, especially from the hosts.