SEA Games: Malaysia overcome pressure to defend silver in sepak takraw team event | Sports

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Sepak Takraw players celebrate their victory over Vietnam to claim the silver medal in the 31st SEA Games team event in the final round robin match in Hanoi on May 15, 2022. – Bernama pic” title=”Malaysia’s Sepak Takraw players celebrate their victory over Vietnam to claim the silver medal in the 31st SEA Games team event in the final round robin match in Hanoi on May 15, 2022. – Bernama pic” width=”800″ height=”593″/>
Malaysia’s Sepak Takraw players celebrate their victory over Vietnam to claim the silver medal in the 31st SEA Games team event in the final round robin match in Hanoi on May 15, 2022. – Bernama pic

HANOI, May 15 — Sepak Takraw Men’s National Team kept their nerves in check in front of the host crowd to beat Vietnam to claim the silver medal in the 31st SEA Games team event in the final match of the tournament around today.

The 2-1 win at the Hoang Mai Sports Complex here saw the side led by Abdul Talib Ahmad defend their feat at the 2019 edition in the Philippines.

The national team started well with the team consisting of Muhammad Faisal Mohd Fuad, Muhammad Noraizat Nordin and Norfaizzul Abd Razak recording a 21-15, 21-6 win over Dau Van Hoang, Ngo Huy Long and Do Manh Tuan .

The country’s silver medal was confirmed when the second team of Muhammad Zarif Merican Ibrahim Merican, Muhammad Afifuddin Razali and Aidil Aiman ​​Azwawi defeated Huynh Ngoc Sang, Nguyen Huy Quyen and Tang Minh Khoa 21-17, 21-9 .

But the host nation’s third team comprising Le Ang Tuan, Vuong Minh Chau and Nguyen Tien Dat managed to earn a consolation point with a 24-25, 21-23 victory over young Malaysian trio of Muhammad Haziq Hairul Nizam, Muhammad Zulhusni Basri and Muhammad. Redwan Hakim Mohammad.

National ace Muhammad Noraizat was happy to defend the silver medal after the national team went through a difficult phase during the Covid-19 pandemic apart from being away from his family for the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“First of all, I want to express my gratitude for being able to win the silver medal for the country. I also want to apologize to all Malaysians and their families (because we could only contribute the silver medal). ‘money).

“This success is also very significant as we were not able to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri with our families and the training at Janda Baik paid off for the Malaysian team,” the team killer said after the game here today.

The gold medal was won by Thailand while Vietnam and Cambodia shared the bronze medal.

Tomorrow, the national team will continue their challenge in the inter ‘regu’ event with Malaysia which will start the group campaign against Thailand. — Bernama

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