Day 10: Malaysia crack 100 golds

The Malaysian medal onslaught at the 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 continued as they grabbed their 100th gold medal on Monday.

Gymnast Amy Kwan Dict Weng won her countries 100th gold in the ribbon apparatus event, scoring an impressive 15.75 points. 

The silver went to her teammate Koi Sie Yan with a score of 14.7 and Panjarat Prawatyotin of Thailand scored 13.7 to claim the bronze medal.

“I am extremely excited in winning Malaysia’s 100th gold medal. I never thought much about it before as I just went out there and performed as usual,” said Amy Kwan.

“This is my first SEA Games as a super senior gymnast. I had to bow out of the 2015 SEA Games due to injury. Thank you so much Malaysia, my family, coaches, MSN (Majlis Sukan Negara) and ISN (Institut Sukan Negara) for supporting me.”

Amy Kwan’s teammates Koi Sie Yan and Izzah Amzan also performed with distinction on the day by winning the hoop and ball routines.

The Malaysian team of Amira Sofiya Amirul Fares, Chan Mei Thung, Koh Jei Yi, Tee Wei Qi, Tee Wei Wen and Thew Yue Jia also clinched the mixed apparatus group event.

Weightlifting: Vinh sets new Games record

Vietnam’s Trinh Van Vinh set a new Games record en route to the gold medal in the men’s 62kg weightlifting event.

The 22-year-old made an overall lift of 307kg (135kg in snatch and 172kg in clean & jerk) to erase the old mark of 304kg set by Indonesian Eko Yuli Irawan in 2013.

Eko had to settle for silver with a total lift of 306g (140kg in snatch and 166kg in clean & jerk). Myanmar’s Myint Kyi took bronze with a total lift of 284kg (129 kg/155kg).

Equestrian: Individual Show Jumping

The Philippines' Syquia Colin John Collins riding mount Adventure E got his countries first equestrian gold medal in the individual show jumping event at the 3Q Equestrian Centre in Rawang.

The 47-year-old Filipino never made a mistake with the fastest time of 37.63 seconds in the jump-off to outclass defending champion and Malaysian Sharmini Christina Ratnasingham.

Sharmini won the silver medal in a time of 41.30s while Malaysia's Mohd Qabil Ambak Mahamad Fathil riding  Arcado L got the bronze in 41.66s.

Sailing: RS One Women’s

World champion Siripon Kaewduang Ngam of Thailand finished fourth on Monday but still won gold in the RS One Women’s event at the National Sailing Centre Langkiawi.

Malaysian sailor Geh Cheow Lin took silver in the event, while Nicole Lim of Singapore won the bronze medal.

“I’m very happy and proud with my results because we have never won a medal in this category, and I managed to compete well against world class surfers,” said Lin.

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