Malaysia promises to iron out SEA Games 'glitches'

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 17, 2017

Singapore has won their first medal of the 2017 South-East Asian (SEA) Games, as the trio of Ang Han Teng, Alan Lee Chung Hee and Pang Toh Jin clinched silver in the archery men's team compound event this morning.

Despite the win which increased the number of points to six, Malaysia remained in second spot behind Myanmar who also registered their second consecutive win by beating Laos 3-1 in another Group A match played at the UiTM Stadium here.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin himself presented the medals to team skipper Muhammad Faiz Roslan and his players, Mohammad Kamal Aizat Azmi, Ab Muhaimi Che Bongsu, Putera Aidil Israfi Kamaruzaman, Muhamad Asyraaf Abd Hadi, Izuan Afendi Azlan, Mohd Nazuha Mohd Nadzli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Salim. Brunei Darussalam finished with 157 points and settled for the bronze. He lost 153-154 to Paul Marton Dela Cruz of the Philippines.

She received a bye into the quarterfinal and ousted teammate Saritha Cham Nong to advance into the semifinals where she was forced to concede to Chau Kieu Oanh of Vietnam 142-145.

The 29th edition of the SEA Games from August 19 to 30 will see top athletes from Asean countries vying for honours in 404 events and 38 sports.

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