PETALING JAYA: Abdul Rahim Rajuli of Police surprised national shooter Mohamed Hashim Desa to win the gold medal in the men's individual centre fire pistol event on the fourth and last day of the Tan Sri Datuk S.M. Yong Trophy championships at the Subang Range yesterday.
Abdul Rahim and Mohd Hashim of Police were tied on 562 after six rounds but Abdul Rahim was awarded the gold on countback.
Kelantan's Nik Anisuddin Atiqi, who scored a 553, took the bronze medal.
Abdul Rahim also helped Police win the team gold medal. Together with Mohd Hashim and Marzuki Man, the Police team accumulated 1,671 points to finish ahead of Kelantan's Nik Anisuddin, Baharuddin Hashim and Zakaria Ishak, who had a total of 1,646.
The bronze went to Armed Forces' Mohd Sani Ghazali, Zulkifli Ismail and Mohd Fuad Abdul Rahman, who scored a 1,559.
Abdul Rahim, who is not in the national training squad, said that he was happy to have won the gold mdal in the centre fire pistol event even though he had failed to beat the SEA Games qualifying mark of 575.
Mohd Hashim has met the mark with a 576 in a local competition last year.
“I have never competed in the SEA Games and I hope to beat the qualifying mark in the next local competition in July,” said Abdul Rahim yesterday.
Edward Khor Seng Chye of Johor shot down 163 points to bag the gold in the men's individual double trap event. Another Johor shooter, Tan Tian Xiang, tok the silver medal with a 151 while Selangor's Herman Kaw Fun Ying shot a 146 to take the bronze.
In the team event, Edward, Tian Xiang and Raymond Yap amassed 342 points and came close to breaking the national record of 348.
Herman, Steven Yau and Charles Chen Seong Fook (307) took the silver while another Johor trio of Wong Fooi Long, Goh Kom Soon and Choi Kim Mun (277) bagged the bronze.
National shooter Nurul Hudda Baharin of Police, who had booked her ticket to the Vietnam SEA Games in December, won the gold medal in the women's individual sport rifle three position yesterday with a score of 660.6.
Nurul, the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games double gold medallist, has beaten the Games qualifying mark in three events – air rifle, free rifle prone and rifle three position.
National shooter Roslina Bakar of Pahang accumulated 656.1 to bag the silver medal while Lim I Vern of Selangor took the bronze with a score of 653.7.
Selangor emerged as the overall champions with a haul of 10 gold, six silver and seven bronze medals. Police with a haul of 6-5-1 finished second.
Centre fire pistol individual: 1. Abdul Rahim Rajuli (Pol) 562, 2. Mohamed Hashim Desa (Pol) 562, 3. Nik Anisuddin Atiqi (Kel) 553.
Centre fire pistol team: 1. Police 1671, 2. Kelantan 1646, 3. Armed Forces 1559.
Double trap individual: 1. Edward Khor Seng Chye (Joh) 163, 2. Tan Tian Xiang (Joh) 151, 3. Herman Kaw Fun Ying (Sel) 146.
Double trap team: 1. Johor 342, 2. Selangor 307, 3. Johor B 277.
Sport rifle three position individual: 1. Nurul Hudda Baharin (Pol) 660.6, 2. Roslina Bakar (Pah) 656.1, 3. Lim I Vern (Sel) 653.7.
Sport rifle three position team: 1. Pahang 1683, 2. Police 1667, 3. Selangor 1635.