Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub helped Selangor win the Sukma men's team event gold through the singles and doubles matches. He won the first singles by beating Tan Jia Wei of Penang 21-15, 21-14.
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.