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Loh Jack Chang posing with his medal and certificate after winning the bronze in the men's taijijian (taiji sword) event at the World Wushu Championships.
KUALA LUMPUR: Loh Jack Chang delivered the first medal for Malaysia as the World Wushu Championships got underway at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium Friday morning.
Th 26-year-old chalked 9.54 points to take bronze behind South Korea's Dong Yeong-kim, who won silver with 9.55 points in men's taijijian (taiji sword). Macau exponent Iao Chon In took gold with 9.60 points.
Despite putting Malaysia on board the medal standings, Jack Chang, who is from Miri, was not too pleased with his performance.
After all, he had taken silver in the event at the last two world championships in Toronto (2009) and Ankara (2011).
“I made a mistake and that prevented me from getting a better medal.
“I won silver twice before in this event, so I am not too happy with my performance,” said Jack Chang, the gold medallist for Malaysia at the Laos SEA Games in 2009.
His team-mate Lee Yang also failed to pull off an error-free performance and finished a disappointing 19th in men's taijijian, earning only 8.73 points.
Lee Yang has a chance to made amends when he returns together with Jack Chang for the men's taijiquan on Saturday.
Lee Yang was the world champion when the world meet took place in Toronto in 2009.
In women's changquan (northern style barehands), Chai Fong Wei finished in fifth place, earning 9.52 points.
The world meet, which has attracted participation from 80 countries, will run until Nov 5.
As this is a class one championship, medal winners will be rewarded under the National Sports Council (NSC) incentive scheme: gold medal (RM80,000), silver (RM40,000) and bronze (RM20,000).
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wushu, World Wushu Championships, taijijian, Loh Jack Chang, Lee Yang
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