Monday, December 9, 2013

SEA Games: Phoon Eyin makes it the 1,000th gold for Malaysia

Golden girl: 17-year-old Phoon Eyin won Malaysia's 1000th gold at the SEA Games in the qiangshu event in Naypyitaw. Filepic

NAYPYITAW: Wushu exponent Phoon Eyin claimed a surprise gold for Malaysia in the women's qiangshu event at the SEA Games on Monday.

The 17-year-old schoolgirl said, “I want women qiangshu to spark a big celebration for the Malaysian contingent at the Myanmar SEA Games in Naypyitaw.”

Eyin, making her debut, scored 9.67 to win the 1,000th gold medal for Malaysia in SEA Games history.

Vietnam's Duong Vi took silver with 9.59 while Thalia Lovita of Indonesia took the bronze with 9.40.

*Taken from The Star Online

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