Siew Hong pipped to the bronze medal by Myanmar archer

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian archers finished empty-handed on the fourth day of Asian Grand Prix Circuit 2 championships at the National Sports Council Complex in Taman Keramat here yesterday. 

Lau Siew Hong was Malaysia's best finisher in the men's individual Olympic round compound event in fourth place. He lost 109-116 to Myanmar’s Lin Naing in the shoot for the bronze medal. In the semi-finals, Siew Hong was beaten 106-112 by India's Renso Purti. 

Earl Benjamin Yap of the Philippines won the gold medal, beating Renso by a point – 114-113. 

South Korea's An Yung-seung, meanwhile, won the gold in the men's individual Olympic round recurve event, beating China's Yong Fu Jin 108-102 in the final. 

Another South Korean, Kang Dong-woo, bagged the bronze medal, beating Kazakhstan's Kristich Sergey 113-106. 

Today is the final day of competition and there will be four gold medals at stake – two each in the men's and women's compound and recurve teams.  

To date, Malaysia have a medal haul of 4-1-2. 




Men's Olympic round recurve 

Final: An Yung-seung (Kor) bt Fu Jin (Chn) 108-102. 

Bronze: Kang Dong-woo(Kor) bt Kristich Sergey (Kaz) 113-106. 

Men's Olympic round compound 

Final: Earl Benjamin Yap (Phi) bt Renso Purti (Ind) 114-113. 

Bronze: Lin Naing (Myn) bt Lau Siew Hong (Mas) 116-109. 

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