PETALING JAYA: Olympic-bound Johnathan Wong Guanjie was a big letdown at the Selangor Shooting Championships.
The 24-year-old could only manage fourth place in the men’s 10m air pistol final after a poor 155.40 points at the Subang Shooting Range on Saturday. The score was way off his personal best of 201.3.
Johnathan also performed dismally in the qualifying rounds. He was fourth with a 571 total, 14 points short off his national record of 585.
Johor’s Eddy Chew shot 199.5 points to clinch the gold. Choo Wen Yan, also from Johor, won the silver with a 196.10 total while Selangor’s Tan Tong Tat accumulated 177.50 to bag the bronze.
Johnathan admitted his form took a dive since winning the gold at the Asian Olympic Qualifying Championships in New Delhi in February.
“I have never come close to my personal best in both the local and overseas competitions for the last few months,” said Johnathan, who is majoring in aeronautical engineering at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
“Today was my worst-ever performance in a local meet. I’m concerned as it can affect my confidence when I compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics (in August).
“I didn’t expect to shoot so badly as I took a semester break from studies in February to focus on my training for the Olympics. Now I need to regain my confidence ... otherwise I will just be making up the numbers in Rio,” added Johnathan.
RESULTS (All finals)
10m air pistol individual: 1. Eddy Chew (Joh) 199.50, 2. Choo Wen Yan (Joh) 196.10, 3. Tan Tong Tat (Sel) 177.50.
10m air pistol team: 1. Pahang 1682, Perak 1681, 3. Terengganu 1663.
50m rifle three-position individual: 1. Mohd Hadafi Jaafar (Pol) 446.40, 2. Mohd Lutfi Othman (Nse) 441.40, 3. Muhd Syukri Zulkifli (Sel) 429.70.
50m rifle three-position team: 1. Selangor 3373, 2. Police 3371, 3. Pahang 3358.
25m pistol individual: 1. Bibiana Ng Pei Chin (Pol) 8, 2. Aida Amirah Mohd Sheriff (Sel) 7, 3. Siti Nur Masitah Mohd Badrin (For) 6.
25m pistol team: 1. Selangor 1697, 2. Police 1678, 3. Pahang 1660.
10m air pistol individual: 1. Eddy Chew (Joh) 576, 2. Abdul Hadi Abdul Malek (Pah) 572, 3. Raja Ahmad Firdaus Raja Mohamed (Ter) 564.
10m air pistol team: 1. Pahang 1682, 2. Terengganu 1663, 3. Selangor 1639.
50m rifle three-position individual: 1. Zul Haziq Rosli (Kul) 1141, 2. Mohd Afiq Fakhri Azmen (Sel) 1140, 3. Muhd Syukri Zulkifli (Sel) 1133.
50m rifle three-position team: 1. Selangor 3373.
25m pistol individual: 1. Aida Amirah Mohd Sheriff (Sel) 574, 2. Nur Zunaira Zakaria (Sel) 562, 3. Aliana Zirah Ishak (Pah) 561.
25m pistol team: 1. Selangor 1697, 2. Pahang 1660, 3. Terengganu 1559.