SEA Games: Malaysian archers on target with two golds

Faith Castro
August 17, 2017

Seeded sixth, the threesome upset the second-seeded team Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz 233-227 at the National Sports Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Sam Tan was Singapore's only other gold medallist in archery.

John-John Bobier, Rhemwil Catana, Emmanuel Escote, Ronsited Gabayeron, Joeart Jumawan, John Carlo Lee, John Jeffrey Morcillos, Regie Pabriga, and Alvin Pangan were responsible for the delegation's first medal of the Games.

Inspired by the women's success, the men's team of Juwaidi Mazuki, Zulfadhli Ruslan and Lee Kin Lip dominated their final against Singapore, never trailing to post a comfortable 228-222 win.

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Malaysia will face Myanmar tomorrow in the event held on a round robin which also involved three other teams - Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

The Republic won two bronze medals in archery - in the men's individual and team recurve events - at the previous Games on home soil.

Archery medal table after two days of competition: Malaysia - 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze; Indonesia - 2 gold, 1 bronze; Vietnam - 2 silver; Singapore - 1 silver; Philippines - 2 bronze. Oanh got 142 points in total, behind her Indonesian rival Sri Ranti with 144 points.

"I dedicate this gold medal to all Malaysians, particularly to my family and wife who are unable to come down", he said.

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