Published: Friday May 30, 2014 MYT 9:07:00 PM
Updated: Friday May 30, 2014 MYT 9:08:30 PM

Azriyn helps Selangor win Sukma team event gold

KANGAR: For the second consecutive Sukma, Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub delivered two points in the final to help Selangor win the badminton men’s team event gold medal.

On Friday, Azriyn played a major role in helping Selangor defeat Penang 3-2 in the final lasting almost four hours at the State Sports Complex badminton hall in Kangar.

The 21-year-old opened the accounts for Selangor by winning his first singles tie against Tan Jia Wei 21-15, 21-14.

After Penang had hit back through their singles players Goh Giap Chin and Cheam June Wei to take a 2-1 lead, Azriyn was back on the court to level the score for Selangor.

He partnered Chong Yee Han to defeat Chua Keh Yeap-Lim Ming Chuen 21-11, 21-11 in the first doubles.

It was left to the second doubles pairing of Chua Khek Wei-Woon Man Chun to play the role of heroes after they narrowly edged Cheam June Wei-Nelson Heg 21-14, 10-21, 21-19 in a nail-biting thriller.

“I feel proud to do my part in helping Selangor defend the Sukma men’s team gold medal,” said the national back-up squad player Azriyn.

In the women’s team final, Federal Territories notched a convincing 3-1 victory over Johor to land the gold medal.

Tags / Keywords: badminton, Sukma, Malaysia Games, Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub


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