Malaysia grabs gold in men's regu sepak takraw

PALEMBANG: WHAT a fightback it was, as Malaysia made a superb recovery from being one game down and trailing 11-17 in the second game in the men's regu final to beat Indonesia 18-21, 22-20, 21-11 to end a 24-year-gold medal drought in the Asian Games sepak takraw event in Palembang today.

At the Ranau Hall in the Jakabaring Sports City, national head coach Abdul Talib Ahmad had fielded the first regu of Mohammad Shahir Mohd Rosdi (tekong), Farhan Adam and Mohamad Azlan Alias, who showed nerves of steel to overcome the hosts after more than an hour of thrilling action.

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