Articles by Challenges team

GOLD FOR MALAYSIA IN PARA ARCHERY

MOROGEN Komoran and Nor Saadah Abdul Wahab gave Malaysia the one and only gold medal in Para Archery at the ASEAN Para Games by winning the Compound Open Mixed Team event at the Synthetic Turf Field in Bukit Jalil on Friday (22 Sept). Morogen and Nur Saadah scored 138 to avert the strong challenge from Toto Wastomi/Tutik Yumiati of Indonesia whose score of 117 gave them silver. Singapore’s Nur Syahidah Alim/Robert Fuchs came in third with 133, defeating Thailand’s Aungaphinan Anon/Panmai Ratchanee who scored 126, earlier the same day. In the Recurve Open Mixed Team, Indonesian duo Muhammad Nurhadi/Vironika Ninik … Continued

MALAYSIA OUT TO END 12-YEAR DROUGHT IN GOALBALL FINAL

MALAYSIA men’s goalball squad continued their winning streak with a 13-3 victory over Laos in 14 minutes at the ASEAN Para Games to advance to the final against defending champions Thailand today (Saturday Sept 23). The Thais have been masters of the game in the last five editions since 2005 and Malaysian coach Abdul Karim Raham is counting on his players to end the drought with a gold medal. Malaysia reached the semi-finals after collecting 18 points by winning all six round robin matches while Thailand finished second by beating Indonesia 15-5 to reach the final. Meanwhile, the national women’s … Continued

Ting Ing Hock going for his second para table tennis gold

ING HOCK ON COURSE FOR SECOND GOLD IN PARA TABLE TENNIS

​MALAYSIA’s senior player Ting Ing Hock is on course for his second gold medal when he qualified for the final of the men’s singles Class 9 Para table tennis competition at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Friday Sept 22). The 52-year-old Ing Hock defeated Myanmar’s Saw Hay Htoo 7-11, 11-6, 11-9 and 11-8 in the semi-finals at Hall 4 of MITEC in the Class 9 category (mild impairments affecting the legs or the playing arm). He faces Indonesian Supriyatna Gumilar in the final today (Saturday Sept 23). Supriyatna slammed the brakes of a possible all-Malaysian final by … Continued

We came as underdogs and return with a gold medal

MUHAIMI’S TWO GOALS SINK THAIS IN CP FOOTBALL FINAL

  Thailand’s domination in ASEAN Para Games 2017 football CP seven-a-side (Cerebal Palsy) came to an end following a 3-0 defeat against Indonesia in the final at the National Sports Council ground in Bukit Jalil on Friday (Sept 22). The Indonesians led 2-0 before the interval with goals from Muhaimi Yahya (18th minute) and Cahyana (46th) before Muhaimi returned to score the winner in injury time. The defeat came as a blow the Thais who were expecting a gold medal following their superb performance in the preliminary round. Host Malaysia took bronze with a 4-0 victory over Singapore with two … Continued

PARA ATHLETICS: DORIAH PICKS LAST GOLD FOR MALAYSIA

Doriah picks last Gold for Malaysia

  Malaysian athletes grabbed seven more gold medals on the last day of the ASEAN Para Games athletics competition at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Friday (Sept 22). Malaysia ends the 9th ASEAN Para Games with 90 gold medals, 85 silver and 81 bronze medals with a total medal tally of 256. Indonesia tops with 124 gold medals, 75 silver and 48 bronze for a total medal tally of 247, while defending champion Thailand dropped to third spot with 68 gold, 71 silver and 90 bronze (total  229). The national squad’s gold rush began with veteran Faridul Masri … Continued

Indonesia dominates in para chess at ASEAN para games 2017

INDONESIANS DOMINATE WITH 13 GOLD MEDALS

  The Indonesians won 13 out of 24 gold medals contested in the ASEAN Para Games which concluded at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Friday (Sept 22). They dominated the Day 1 competition on Wednesday (Sept 20) by claiming seven gold medals in the standard chess category and added another six on Friday. Firdaus Maksum (rapid individual P1), Ariesta Debi-Karhati Tati, Nasip Farta Simanja-Ade R. Nasution, Edy Suryanto and the B1 rapid team of Eddy and Wirawan Hendi won gold medals on Friday. The Malaysian team also won the second gold in the Games through Nur Feiqha … Continued

Indoensai won gold in para swimming

INDONESIA CREATE GOLDEN WAVES

INDONESIAN swimmers stunned their competition at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil in the ASEAN Para Games 2017, bagging another five gold and one silver on the last day to bring their total haul to 39 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze. Muhd Bejita completed his international debut withgold in the Men’s 50m Backstroke S14 and later joined Daniel Nugroho, Irfan Septiana and Kevin Ode Natama to win the Men 4x100m Medley Relay S14. “I’m very happy as I have made my parents proud. I’m proud to be an athlete for Indonesia and will train harder for future competitions … Continued

KITTIKORN SCORES TWICE AS THAIS LIFT GOLD

  Thailand defeated Myanmar 3-0 in the football 5-a-side (visual impairment) final for the gold medal at the National Sports Council ground in Bukit Jalil today The Thais, who edged defending champion Malaysia en route to the final on Wednesday, emerged champions for the second time in four years after their 2014 triumph. Coached by Chaiyaporn Na Ayatthaya, Thailand led 2-0 before the interval with goals from Panyawut Kupan (third minute) and Kittikorn Baodee eight minutes later. Kittikorn scored the third goal in the 31st minute. Host Malaysia settled for bronze with a 1-0 win over Vietnam. Ahmad Fikri Omar … Continued

Thai won wheelchair basketball gold

THAIS SINK MALAYSIA FOR WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL 5-ON-5 GOLD

  KWANCHAI Pimkorn scored 20 points and Pongsakorn Sripirom added 19 as Thailand stormed to 70-56 win over Malaysia for the basketball 5-on-5 gold medal at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Friday (Sept 22). It was Thailand’s sixth gold in the 5-on-5 event since 2005 and their second basketball gold in the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur. The Thais also captured the 3-on-3 gold for the sixth time on Thursday (21 Sept) with a 12-5 victory over the Malaysians. Thailand took a 23-9 lead in the first quarter, extended it to 38-22 although it was … Continued

UKUN’S GOLDEN SWAN SONG

  ​INDONESIAN veteran Ukun Rukaendi retained the men’s singles SL3 (impairment in one or both lower limbs) gold medal with a 21-15, 7-21, 21-11 win over home favourite Muhammad Huzairi Abdul Malek – denying the Malaysian his maiden title in four attempts. The 48-year-old Ukun has decided not to defend his ASEAN title in Manila in 2019, choosing instead to concentrate on the 2018 Asian Games which will be held in Jakarta. “At the age of 48​, it is enough. I have decided to call it quits at the ASEAN level. I have won the gold three times. I will … Continued