Saturday, November 13, 2010

Asian Games: Nur Suryani Shoots Down Malaysia's First Medal In Guangzhou

Bronze medalist, Nur Suryani (right) in the women's 10m Air Rifle with other winners from China. Pic: Zid Omar
From Farhanah Azmi GUANGZHOU, Nov 13 (Bernama) -- Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi brought smiles to the Malaysian camp when she delivered the country's first medal at the Asian Games.

The New Delhi Commonweath Games gold medalist shot down the bronze medal in the women's 10m air rifle event.

"The bronze medal comes as a surprise as I was only aiming to improve my personal record. It makes up for my poor showing in this event in New Delhi," she said when met at Aoti shooting range here Saturday.

Nur Suryani collected 501.8 points for the bronze behind two Chinese shooters - gold medalist Yi Siling (504.9) and Wu Liuxi (502.8).

However, Yi failed to equal her world record of 505.6 points.

Nur Suryani made the final after collecting 397 points.

Two other shooters - Shahera Rahim Raja and Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim collected 390 and 379 points respectively.

Nur Suryani is down for the 10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle 3 positions (individual and team) events.

In the team event, Malaysia only managed 13th placing of 15 countries collecting 1,166 points.


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