Sunday, August 5, 2012

KHAIRUL TEWAS DI SUKU AKHIR

KHAIRUL ANUAR  (MAS)   6   VS    5     LARRY GODFREY (GBR)




Seeded No. 4, GODFREY thrived in front of his home crowd as he sailed through the first two rounds against Md Emdadul Haque MILON (BAN) and Juan Rene SERRANO (MEX) 6-0 and 7-1. MOHAMAD finished 3rd at the Test Event in October.

Starting with two 9s, GODFREY could have clinched the first set with a 10 at his third arrow. But he shot a 7 and let the first two set points go to his opponent (25-27) and trailed 0-2.

The Briton then recorded all three arrows in the gold (9-10-9), but he could only tie the second set as his opponent also scored 28 points to lead 3-1.

GODFREY then managed to improve his score with 29. Winning the third set, he leveled up the match at 3-3. On the right track, he then won his second set in a row 28-26, taking advantage of an 8 by his opponent at his third arrow. GODREY took the lead for the first time of the match 5-3.

MOHAMAD recovered his best shooting at the beginning of the final set, scoring two 10s followed by an 8. With 28 points, he forced his opponent to a shoot-off winning this set 28-26.

Shooting first, GODREY recorded a 9 in the tie-break, but which was not sufficient, as his opponent from Malaysia released a perfect shot. And the only remaining local representative is out!


 KHAIRUL ANUAR (MAS)      2    VS    6      TAKAHARU FURUKAWA (JPN)


MOHAMAD killed off the home country's last hope for a medal in the morning after he beat No. 4 Larry GODFREY (GBR) in a tie-break. He will try to clinch the first ever Olympic medal in archery for Malaysia.

MOHAMAD let the first set go 26-27 shooting a 7 at his third arrow. He trailed 0-2. The archer from Malaysia had another bad shot in the following set, a 6 at his second arrow, and lost again by one point, 24-25, to trail 0-4.

It was better for him in the third set (28 points), while his opponent triple a 7-point shot (21 points). MOHAMAD kept hopes alive, coming back at 2-4. But it was brief, as FURUKAWA won the fourth set 28-26 to clinch victory 6-2.

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