INCHEON – After three days of disappointing outings, the national bowling squad finally delivered a medal in the women’s doubles event yesterday.
The pair of Shalin Zulkifli and Sin Li Jane clinched the silver medal after recording 2,518 pinfalls, 35 pinfalls behind the Korean pair of Son Yunhee and Lee Nayoung who took the gold.
The bronze medal went to another Korean pair of Lee Yeongseung and Jung Dawun with 2,462 pinfalls.
The women’s badminton doubles pair of Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei won a bronze medal after losing to Japan’s Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo 16-21 and 17-21 in the semi-final today.
Meanwhile the Asian Games national contingent chief Datuk Daniyal Balagopal said Malaysia was still on course to meet its eight-gold medal target.
“We hope the men’s squash team will deliver a gold to make up for the failure of the cycling team,” he said.
The squash men’s and women’s teams have entered their respective finals and will be playing against India in both events.
The Malaysian archers have also qualified for the recurve trio final on Sunday.
Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Atiq Bazil Bakri and Haziq Kamaruddin defeated Japan’s trio of Takaharu Furukawa, Hideki Kukuchi and Shohei Ota in the semi-finals.
The Malaysians will face the trio from China in the final.
In the quarter-final of the individual event, Khairul Anuar narrowly lost to Hideki in a deciding shoot-off while Muhammad Zaki Mahazan, Malaysia’s sole representative in the men’s individual compound, will compete against India’s Abhishek Verma for a slot in the final. – Bernama