Malaysia promises to iron out SEA Games 'glitches'

SEA Games S'pore narrowly loses SEA Games archery gold to M'sia in men's finals

The trio was defeated by hosts Malaysia 228-222 in the final at the National Sports Centre in Bukit Jalil on Thursday (Aug 17) afternoon.

It was followed by Malaysia and Myanmar with one gold each.

The silver medal of Vietnam was secured by archer Chau Kieu Oanh in the women's individual three-string bow event.

She and Nurul Syazhera shot four 10s in a row, but when team-mate Saritha only mustered an eight, it forced a sudden-death shoot-off.

Malaysia's men followed their women by winning the team compound gold medal on Thursday.

Gan Hua Wei, 18, became the proud owner of a gold by a whisker in the synchronised swimming solo technical routine, thwarting fierce competition from Singapore which took the silver and bronze.

Fatin and Nurul Syazhera each hit nines in the shoot-off, before Saritha rediscovered her ideal aim, hitting a 10 to claim Malaysia's first archery gold of the Games.

Carrion, also the chef de mission of the Philippines delegation at the 2017 SEA Games, which begin in Malaysia at the weekend, said the government's initial decision "had nothing to do with Marawi" but refused to elaborate.

At the Singapore SEA Games, the national contingent dominated archery with five gold, three silver and two bronze medals, the best archery result at the biennial games.



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