27 Januari 2020


  Pulau Pinang wrest lead from Sabah

GOLDEN FEAT... Kedah women’s paddlers (back row from left) Low Woon Hsia, Lim Chin Tyng, Tan Le Fan, (front row from right) Beh Lee Wei and Ng Sock Khim celebrate after they won the gold in the women’s team event category yesterday.

PULAU PINANG continued their domination in the Ninth Malaysia Games (Sukma) after three days of competition, adding one more gold, one silver and two bronze medals to their tally.

The haul earned them 14 points and boost their overall medal count to seven gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

And with host Sabah failing to win any of the seven gold medals at stake yesterday, it was the visitors who moved over to top spot with 56 points, three more.

Sabah only managed to add one silver and one bronze, with both medals coming through fencing.

Penang’s solitary gold came from tenpin bowling in the morning, when Voon Kim Ling toppled five national players to emerge champion.

Their two bronzes came from Christine Ong in women’s singles tenpin bowling and men’s team table tennis.

FIRST WIN... the Sabah men’s basketball team jubilant over their first victory.

Sabah, the leaders for the past two days, grabbed one silver and one bronze through fencing to boost their overall haul to three gold, six silver and eight bronze medals.

The silver was contributed by Michelle Lee in women’s individual epee while the bronze came from David Kong in men’s individual sabre.

Defending overall champions Selangor moved from fourth to third place at the expense of former champions Kuala Lumpur.

Selangor have 36 points from two gold, three silver and five bronze medals. Yesterday, they won one gold through Naime Zaaba in women’s individual epee and one silver through the men’s team table tennis.

Sarawak, however, were the most improved contingent, jumping from 13th to sixth spot following the addition of two golds and one bronze yesterday.

Their men’s table tennis team provided the golden glitter while Jackson Ting rolled his way to silver in men’s bowling.

Today, the fourth day of the biennial games, has on offer another 16 gold medals.

The preliminary rounds for sepak takraw, squash (individual), table tennis (individual), silat, boxing and lawn bowls all begin today.

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