Shooter Hasli gains place in Vietnam SEA Games squad


By AFTAR SINGH

PETALING JAYA: Shooter Hasli Izwan Amir Hassan of Perak became the second shooter to earn a place in the Malaysian team for the December SEA Games in Vietnam. 

Hasli, majoring in sports science at Universiti Malaya, earned his place in the men's individual rapid fire pistol on the second day of the Ally T. H. Ong championships at the Subang Shooting range yesterday. 

The 26-year-old Hasli amassed 679.0 points to win the gold medal in the final. His effort beat the SEA Games qualifying mark of 665.9, the second placing mark of the last SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2001. 

In the preliminary rounds he shot down a 582 to equal his national record, which he set in the same championship last year. 

Mohamed Firdaus Abdul Rahim of Pahang with 661.2 took the silver while Emil Au Fu Xiang of Selangor settled for the bronze with a score of 603.0. 

National shooter Bibiana Ng Pei Chin, who earned a place for the sport pistol event in the SEA Games on Thursday, bagged another two gold medals in the individual and team air pistol event. 

The 26-year-old Bibiana, who joined the Police Force as a cadet officer this month, won the individual event with a score of 473.3. 

Siti Sarah Mohamed Ibrahim of Kuala Lumpur took the silver with a 467.1 while the bronze went to another policewomen Norazlina Abdul Manan, who had 463.2. 

RESULTS 

MEN 

Small bore free rifle prone individual: 1. Saad Zainol Abidin (Pol) 689.1, 2. Azmi Zakaria (Pol) 687.7, 3. Ivan Jayavankatesh (Sel) 686.3. 

Small bore rifle rifle prone team: 1. Selangor 1,744. 

Rapid fire pistol individual: 1. Hasli Izwan Amir Hassan (Prk) 679.0, 2. Mohd Firdaus Abdul Rahim (Pah) 661.2, 3. Emil Au Fu Xiang (Sel) 588.0.  

WOMEN 

Air pistol individual: 1. Bibiana Ng Pei Chin (Pol) 473.3, 2. Siti Sarah Mohd Ibrahim (Kul) 467.1, 3. Norazlina Abdul Manan (Pol) 463.2. 

Air pistol team: 1. Police 1,103, 2. Armed Forces 1,087. 

Small bore sport rifle prone individual: 1. Roslina Bakar (Pah) 586, 2. Nurul Hudda Baharin (Pol) 583, 3. Sarihati Awang Akhbar (Pol) 583. 

Small bore sport rifle prone team: 1. Police 1,747. 

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