Although there was no medal to show on Wednesday, 4th October 2023, the Malaysian Contingent is assured of 3 medals through Squash players who had qualified into the Finals of Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles on Thursday, 5th October 2023.
The Malaysian Contingent remain at the 15th place of overall medal tally, with a total of 3 golds, 4 silvers and 16 bronzes.
Following is the recap of the day:
In the Women’s 3m Springboard, Preliminary Round, Nur Dhabitah Sabri OLY made a decision to pull out from the event.
Therefore spotlight fell on Bertrand Rhodict Lises and Jellson Jabillin in the Men’s 10m Platform event as well as Kimberly Bong Qian Ping in the Women’s 3m Springboard event.
Rhodict finished fourth with 434.85, while Jellson was fifth with 403.00 as Chinese duo Yang Hao and Bai Yuming dominated proceedings with 554.35 points and 495.55 points respectively. The bronze medal won by Rikuto Tamai from Japan with 480.50 points.
Kimberley was ranked sixth in the Women’s 3m Springboard event with 247.20 points.
In the Compound Mixed Team, Quarter Final, Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki-Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh did not advance to the Semi Finals after defeated by Ojas Pravin Deotale-Jyothi Surekha Vennam from India, 155-158.
In Men’s Singles, Round of 16, Lee Zii Jia OLY defeated the World Champion, Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand 10-21, 21-19, 21-6. Meanwhile, Ng Tze Yong defeated Kantaphon Wangcharoen from Thailand 21-17, 21-12. Both of them secure a place in the Quarter Final.
In the Women’s Singles, Round of 16, Goh Jin Wei was defeated by Gregoria Mariska Tunjung from Indonesia 21-6, 21-12.
In Men’s Doubles, Round of 16, Aaron Chia Teng Fong OLY-Soh Wooi Yik OLY defeated Supak Jomkoh-Kittinupong Kedren from Thailand 21-12, 21-14 to secure a place in the Quarter Final.
In the Women’s double, Round of 16, Pearly Tan Koong Le-Thinaah Muralitharan defeated Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai from Thailand 21-15, 21-17 to secure a place in the Quarter Final.
In the Mixed Doubles, Round of 16, Chen Tan Jie-Toh Ee Wei advanced to the Quarter Final after defeating Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad-Tanisha Crasto from India, 21-18, 21-18. However, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie was defeated by Supak Jomkoh-Supissara Paewsampran from Thailand 21-17, 21-23, 13-21.
Shoorendran Nageswaran, astride Wanskjaer Cuneo, made the cut to the Final on Friday, 6th October 2023, despite being handed 25 penalty points in Qualifier 1 of the Jumping Individual event.
The Men’s Team was defeated by Pakistan 35-58 in the Group B, Game 6 match.
𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗦 𝗫𝗜𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗤𝗜
In the Men’s Individual, Round 2, Tan Yu Huat defeated Sou Chon Hou from Macao 2-0. Meanwhile Sim Yip How drew 1-1 with Ge Jen Yi from Chinese Taipei.
In the Women’s Individual, Round 2, Jee Xin Ru defeated Li Sih-Yi of Chinese Taipei 2-0.
In the Men’s Singles, Semi Final, Ng Eain Yow defeated Abdulla Altamimi from Qatar 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 to secure a place in the Final.
In the Women’s Singles, Semi Final, Sivasangari Subramaniam defeated Satomi Watanabe from Japan 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 to secure a place in the Final.
In the Mixed Doubles, Semi Final, Aifa Azman-Mohamad Syafiq Mohd Kamal bounced back after losing the first set, to defeat Anahat Singh-Abhay Singh from India 8-11, 11-2, 11-9 to secure a place in the Final.
The Final matches for the Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles are scheduled to be held on Thursday, 5th October 2023.
The OCM extends its best wishes to all the athletes of the Malaysian Contingent!