KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) -- Negeri Sembilan emerged champion in the
silambam event with six gold medals at the ongoing Malaysia Games in the Bukit
Jalil Sports Complex, here.
The state silamban squad chief coach, N.Muralitharan said despite failing to
meet the target of seven gold medals, he was satisfied with the achievement of
"They showed vast improvements compared to the Malaysia Games last year.
"This is assuring and we will continue to try our level best to better our
performance," he told members of the media, here today.
Muralitharan said there was a need for the squad to further boost its
performance considering other states such Sabah were beginning to excel in this
Indian art of self-defence.
SUKMA-SILAMBAM 2 (LAST) KUALA LUMPUR
On the last day of competition, Negeri Sembilan took home two golds through
M. Silambasari in the tanithiramai 30-45kg women and M. Komathy in the
tanithiramai 46-65 kg women.
Selangor raked one gold through A.Kumaresen in the tanithiramai 30-55kg men
while Sabah exponent, Zaidi Lintung won gold in the 56-75kg men tanithiramai
Teenage sensation, 16-year old Marangina Karani from Sabah stole the
limelight with a sleek display in the 30-45 kg tanithiramai event to take the
Marangina, who hails from Tenom district, said she began delving into the
sports at the age of 12 after watching a demonstration in school.
She conceded that she was initially overawed by the larger fighters but took
it in her strides as she proceeded in the competition.
"I just do it. (I) did not think much," she said.
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