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Chef de mission Ying How happy with Malaysia’s overall performance


Rhythmic Gymnastics - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Individual Ball Final - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre - Gold Coast, Australia - April 13, 2018. Koi Sie Yan of Malaysia. REUTERS/David Gray

Rhythmic Gymnastics - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Individual Ball Final - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre - Gold Coast, Australia - April 13, 2018. Koi Sie Yan of Malaysia. REUTERS/David Gray

THERE could have been more but chef de mission Huang Ying How is happy Malaysia ended the Common­wealth Games strongly.

Malaysia won two badminton golds yesterday and it took their tally to 7-5-12 – one gold better than the 2014 Glasgow Games (6-7-6).

The other gold medals came from weightlifting (2), diving (1), rhythmic gymnastics (1) and lawn bowls (1).

“I’ve not been focused on numbers from the start and I’ll not do it now.

“I’m just happy with the overall performance of our athletes,” said Ying How.

“I’m glad badminton delivered two through Lee Chong Wei and Chow Mei Kuan-Vivian Hoo.

“Chong Wei bounced back from the team disappointment while Mei Kuan-Vivian played a solid game today.

“I’m just disappointed that we missed gold medals in some events like diving and rhythmic gymnastics.

Koi Sie Yan (pic) missed the clubs gold by just 0.1 point and Pandelela Rinong finished fourth in the 10m platform.

“I’m grateful to the strong support of our fans here. Their vociferous support made lots of difference.”

Malaysia had targeted a top 10 finish but ended up 12th in the standings with a total of 24 medals.

If the standing is based on total medals, Malaysia would have finished joint 10th position with Nigeria on 24.

Cyprus have eight golds but they have only a total of 14 medals.

“Overall, we had good performances and some disappointments too. I’ll highlight the areas that we can improve in my report,” added Ying How.

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