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Duo get Asiad boost


In sync: Yong Jin Kun (right) and Yap Khim Wen en route to winning gold in poomsae in the US Open in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In sync: Yong Jin Kun (right) and Yap Khim Wen en route to winning gold in poomsae in the US Open in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PETALING JAYA: Taekwondo duo of Yong Jin Kun and Yap Khim Wen have raised the prospects of winning a first-ever medal in poomsae (non-sparring) at the Indonesia Asian Games in August following a stunning win in the US Open in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jin Kun-Khim Wen struck the jackpot in the mixed pair event at the gambling haven on Tuesday to become the first Malaysian taekwondo exponents to climb the podium on American soil.

   

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