Compound archers shoot down first gold for Malaysia


(From left) Juwaidi Mazuki, Alang Aliff Eugenius Loh and Alang Aliff claimed the first gold for Malaysia at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkiye after winning the men's team compound final

PETALING JAYA: The men's compound team led by Vietnam SEA Games double champion Juwaidi Mazuki hit the bulls-eye by shooting down the first gold for Malaysia at the Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) in Konya, Turkiye on Wednesday (Aug 17).

The trio of Juwaidi, Alang Aliff and Eugenius Loh edged Indonesia 229-228 in the final at the Saracoglu Sports Complex.

Iran won the bronze while hosts Turkey finished fourth.

The success is sweet indeed as Juwaidi, Alang and Wong Co Wan had lost to Indonesia by a single arrow in the SEA Games men's team compound final in Hanoi in May.

Juwaidi, who had won two gold (individual and mixed team compound) at the Hanoi Sea Games in May.

However, Juwaidi bounced back by winning the individual and mixed team gold medals in Hanoi later.

Juwaidi has a chance to claim a second gold when he takes on Mohd Palizban of Iran in the men's individual compound final on Thursday.

The Malaysian contingent have won one gold, one silver and three bronzes after a week of competition so far.

Cyclist Nur Aisyah Zubir took silver in the women's scratch race and bronze in the omnium race.

Nor Sarah Adi got a bronze in women's pole vault while Eizlan Dahalan came third in the men's high jump.

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