MALAYSIA ARCHERS PERFORM WELL IN BANGKOK

ARCHER Cheng Chu Sian produced a superb performance to win a silver medal at the Asian Grand Prix in Bangkok yesterday.

Chu Sian lost 102-104 to fifth seed Takaharu Furukawa of Japan in the mens recurve individual final.



En route to the final, Chu Sian pulled off a stunning 112-107 win over two-time Olympic silver medallist Hiroshi Yamamoto of Japan in the quarter-finals and went on to beat Myanmars Win Hitke 108-105 to earn a crack at the title.



Malaysia also won two silver medals in the mens compound, a non-Olympic event, through Azizul Azri Abdul Azis (mens individual) and Hasbudiana Burhanuddin (womens individual).



Azizul lost 116-111 to Vietnams Nguyen Tien Cuong while Hasbudiana went down 112-106 to Indias Jhanu Hansda.

Chu Sian, a quarter-finalist at last years Beijing Olympic Games, was place 22nd after the qualification round two days ago but advanced to the last eight with wins over 11th seed Lu Chung-huan of Taiwan and fellow Malaysian Nazrin Aizad Mat Nasir.



He has a chance to nail a second medal when he, Wan Khalmizam Wan Abdul Aziz and Mohd Izzuddin Abdul Rahim compete in the team event today.

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