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Friday September 27, 2013 MYT 10:34:00 PM
Friday September 27, 2013 MYT 10:35:16 PM
PALEMBANG: Malaysia’s archers secured the gold and silver in the women’s individual compound event in the Third Islamic Solidarity Games at the Jakabaring archery range on Friday.
Nor Rizah Ishak captured the gold after shooting 139 points in the final while compatriot Sarita Cham Nong, who shot 137 points, settled for the silver.
Iran’s Mino Abedi took the bronze with 133 points.
Nor Rizah, 44, said she was delighted to deliver the gold and hoped the success would serve her in good stead at the Myanmar SEA Games in December.
“The competition here is rather tough even though archery giants South Korea are not part of the Games. The Iranians and Indonesians gave us a run for our money,” said Nor Rizah, who hails from Perak.
She added that she had targeted scoring more than 140 points but wind conditions did not favour her on Friday.
Meanehile, national weightlifter Nur Khasida Abdul Halim expressed her regret for failing to deliver a gold medal in the women’s Under 75kg category on Friday.
It was due to a bout of diarrhoea she suffered in the morning before the event began at Wisma Seberguna Jakabaring.
Nur Khasidah had to contend with the silver after clearing 182kg, eight kilograms behind gold medallist Thuraia Sobh of Syria who lifted 190kg.
The bronze went to another Malaysian weightlifter, Siti Aisyah Md Rosli, who also managed to heave 182kg (she was awarded the bronze on countback).
Meanwhile, Malaysia won another bronze, also through Nur Jannah who lifted 218kg in the women's 75kg and above category.
Egyptian Halima Abdelazim Sedky Abbas who won the gold cleared 235kg while her compatriot Manar Said Mohamed Salama took the silver with an overall weight of 220kg. — Bernama
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