Saturday, 28 September 2013

Bernama News : Gold Rush Slows Down On Sixth Day Of Islamic Solidarity Games

PALEMBANG, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- The pursuit for gold medals at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games slowed for Malaysia when only two gold medals were delivered on the sixth day of games competed among 46 Muslim countries.

The national contingent's medal haul of the day were two gold, two silver and eight bronze.

Malaysia also lost one rung in the medal tally to the fifth position with an overall collection of 14 gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze.

The host country, Indonesia returned to top the table with 25 gold, 24 silver and 22 bronze edging Egypt to second place with 22 gold, 20 silver and 23 bronze.

Turkey maintained its third position with 18 gold, 23 silver and 30 bronze while Iran pushed Malaysia off the fourth position with 15 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze.

The swimming squad continued to be the main gold medal contributor when it yielded another two gold medals through the women's 200m breaststroke and the men's 800m freestyle relay.

The national athletics team won two bronze through Rayzman Shah Wan Sofian in the men's 110m hurdle clocking 13.97s and Raja Nursheena Raja Azhar in the women's 100m hurdle with a time of 13.98s.

The national women's volleyball squad also collected a bronze in the beach volleyball event at the Jakabaring Beach Volleyball court.

Malaysia's medal hopes tomorrow are in badminton, wushu and taekwondo.


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