Home > Sport > Other Sports
Sunday August 10, 2014 MYT 8:42:00 PM
Sunday August 10, 2014 MYT 8:46:30 PM
by joash ee de silva
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian karate team’s campaign at the Asian Junior Championships ended on a high note with Howart Tan Jia Jie, Ivan Oh Heng Wei and Ooi San Hong delivering a gold medal in the boys’ kata cadet-junior team event.
The trio from Penang put on a splendid show to win over all the five judges in the final at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium (KLBA) in Cheras.
“We would like to thank our coaches Lim Lee Lee and Ku Jin Keat for helping us come this far,” said team captain Ivan.
“We are extremely happy. This makes all the long hours of training, sacrifice, sweat and tears worth it,“ said the 17-year-old.
Winning the gold has now whetted the appetite of the three boys.
“Our success here has encouraged us to work even harder and to become even better for next year’s World Championships,” said Ivan.
Theebanah Jeyapal clinched the silver for Malaysia in the girls’ Under-21 above 60kg category. She was tied at 1-1 in her final bout against Ghaghelestani Behnoosh and the judges awarded the gold to the Iranian.
“I am glad that I did not lose by a big margin. But it would have been better if I had won the gold,” said Cheras-born Theebanah.
The four bronzes were contributed by Selvam Prem Kumar (boys’ Under-21 below 68kg), Adrian Ang (boys’ Under-21 above 78kg), Shobana Jeyapal (girls’ Under-21 below 60kg) and Ariana Lim Jun Yi, Chang Sin Yi and Melissa Khor Yenn Thng (girls’ kata cadet-junior team).
Malaysia finished fourth overall with two golds, three silvers and eight bronzes. They lost the third placing to Kazakhstan by a solitary bronze.
Iran emerged champions with 13 golds while Japan finished second on nine golds.
Rio considering two Olympic flames during 2016 Games - report
Getting the foundation right is key to building a sporting nation
Aaliyah eyeing another good outing in Moomba Masters in Melbourne
Barca's Suarez bursts from shadow of Messi and Neymar
Malaysians abroad share how they celebrate our local festivals
8 Incredible food and wine adventures you can do in Australia!
Channel famous for music continues Asian expansion
‘Real Stories, Real People’ photo essays shoot for more medical funding for families
Exclusive - Obama hopes for U.S. embassy in Cuba before April summit in Panama
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)