LONDON, July 28 (Bernama) -- Malaysia''s London Olympics campaign started on
a disappointing note when two cyclists failed to complete their 250km race,
archers failed to find their target and a shooter could not gun down the points
needed to advance further.
Much was expected of shooter Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi in the women''s 10m Air
Rifle but she finished 34th of 56 shooters in the competition and failed to
advance further at the Royal Artillery Barracks, venue for the shooting
Nur Suryani who has a personal best score of 397 could only manage 392
points in the event won by China''s Yi Siling.
"My best score so far is 397 but I had only aimed for 390 points here," said
Nur Suryani who is competing in the games although she is eight months pregnant.
There was more disappointment on the London roads when cyclists Muhamad Adiq
Husainie Othman and Amir Mustafa Rusli failed to complete the 250km road race
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Archers Cheng Chu Sian, Khairul Anuar Mohamad and Haziq Kamaruddin were also
shown the way out by a red hot Mexican trio in the Men''s Team Recurve
The Malaysian trio, touted as medal winners, lost 211-216 to bow out of the
competition, which was eventually won by Italy who beat the United States in a
The United States who beat pre-tournament favourite South Korea in the
semifinals lost by a single point to Italy.
There was some consolation at the Wembley Arena when world number eight Koo
Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong beat Japanese pair Naoki Kawamae/Shoji Sato in straight
sets 21-12, 21-14 in a group match of the men''s doubles.
Malaysia''s current top women''s singles, Tee Jing Yi however, lost to
experienced South Korean Bae Yeon-Ju 21-16, 15-21, 12-21 while the mixed doubles
pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Chen Hung Ling/Cheng Wen Hsing from
Taiwan 12-21, 21-6, 15-21 in three sets.
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Tee, Chan/Goh however were safe with the new badminton format where they are
currently playing in the group event.
Tomorrow, the second official day of the 30th Olympics, Malaysian athletes
will see action at the Aquatic Arena where Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong
will compete in the Women''s synchronized 3m Springboard.
Malaysia''s sole fencer in the London Olympics, Yu Peang Kean will need to
be at his best form when facing Zeid Mannad from Egypt in the Men''s individual
Sabre event to lift the gloom.
ZAS ZAS JRL