The Malaysia Contingent secured 1 bronze medal on Monday, 2nd October 2023, courtesy of the Mind Sports E-Sports DOTA2 Team, who defeated Kyrgyzstan in the bronze medal match. This achievement has enabled the Malaysian Contingent to rank 15th in the overall medal tally, with a total of 3 golds, 4 silvers and 14 bronzes. In terms of total medals, the Malaysian Contingent is ranked 12th with 21 medals so far. Following is the recap of the day:
In the Women’s 1m Springboard event, Nur Dhabitah Sabri OLY had to settle for fourth place after she was pipped to the bronze at the fifth and final dive by Kim Suji from Korea. She scored 261.85 points, trailing behind Kim Suji who secured 267.10 points. Debutante Ong Ker Ying finished seventh with 219.45 points.
In the Men’s 1m Springboard, Hanis Nazirul Jaya Surya finished in sixth place with 296.95 points.
In the Compound Men’s Individual event, Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki was the only archer left standing in the individual event with a slim 147-146 win over Tandin Dorji from Bhutan in the 1/8 Elimination Round. He has now set up a Quarter Final rendezvous against Joo Jaehoon from Korea, who defeated Deki Adika Hastian from Indonesia 149-147. Another Compound expert, Alang Ariff Aqil Muhammad Ghazalli missed out on the last eight after falling short 145-149 against Yang Jaewon from Korea.
In the Compound Women’s Individual event, Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh suffered a heartbreaking one-shot defeat in the 1/16 Elimination Round, losing 140-141 to Kanyavee Maneesombatkul from Thailand.
In the Recurve Men’s Individual event, both Muhamad Zarif Syahiir Zolkepeli and elite archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad OLY were crashed out in the 1/16 Elimination Round. Muhamad Zarif suffered a 6-0 loss to Reza Shabani from Iran while Khairul Anuar defeated 6-4 by Atanu Das from India.
In the Recurve Women’s Individual event, Ku Nurin Afiqah Ku Ruzaini and Syaqiera Mashayikh were also knocked out in the 1/8 Elimination Round. Ku Nurin Afiqah fell 6-4 to Satsuki Noda from Japan while Syaqiera went down 7-3 to Hailigan from China.
Earlier, the Compound Mixed Team through Mohd Juwaidi-Fatin Nurfatehah secured Quarter Final spots. In addition, the Compound Men’s Team, comprising of Mohd Juwaidi, Alang Ariff Aqil and Mohamad Syafiq Md Ariffin also advanced to Quarter Final stage.
Discus thrower, Muhammad Irfan Shamsuddin finished in sixth place with a throw of 58.94m.
Meanwhile, pole vaulter, Nor Sarah Adi could not record a single successful jump, as she failed to clear the bar in all three attempts set at a height of 3.80m.
𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗦 𝗘-𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗦
The DOTA2 Team secured a bronze medal for the Malaysian Contingent by beating Kyrgyzstan 2-0.
In the Men’s Singles, Round of 64, World No. 16 Lee Zii Jia OLY, backed by a vociferous crowd, came from behind to beat World No. 18 Ng Ka Long from Hong Kong 15-21, 21-15, 21-16.
In the Men’s Doubles, Round of 32, World No. 5 Aaron Chia Teng Fong OLY-Soh Wooi Yik OLY had to dig deep to overcome World No. 14 Lu Ching-Yao-Yang Po-Han from Chinese Taipei 21-23, 21-12, 23-21. Meanwhile, Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi were defeated by Tokyo Olympic champions Lee Yang-Wang Chi-Lin in straight sets of 21-16, 21-19.
In the Mixed Doubles, Round of 32, Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei came through following a straight set victory of 21-17, 21-13 over Andy Kwek Jun Liang-Crystal Wong Jia Ying from Singapore.
In the Women’s Singles, Round of 64, Goh Jin Wei secured victory in just 21-minutes to defeat Ghazala Siddique from Pakistan 21-10, 21-4.
The Hockey Men’s Team did not make it to the Semi Finals after playing to a 4-4 draw with China in their final Pool B match.
Malaysia’s goals were scored by Azrai Aizad Abu Kamal (18th), Ashran Hamsani (25th), Amirul Hamizan Azahar (35th) and Faiz Helmi Jali (40th).
China’s goals were scored by Gao Jiesheng (13th), Chen Qijun (19th), Pan Dongquan (36th) and Zhu Weijiang (43rd).
The Squash Team, led by Sivasangari Subramaniam and Ng Eain Yow, continued their impressive performance in the Individual events by advancing to the next round.
Sivasangari, who received a first-round bye, had little trouble defeating Noor Ul Ain Ijaz from Pakistan in the Round of 16 match with a score of 11-3, 11-2, 11-1, securing her spot in the Quarter Final.
The OCM extends its best wishes to all the athletes of the Malaysian Contingent!