QUIET ENDING FOR SURYANI
Former Olympian settles for silver at SEASA
FORMER Olympic shooter Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi failed to end her campaign at the 41st Southeast Asia (SEASA) Shooting Championships with an individual gold medal.
Yesterday, the 35-yearold mother of two settled for the silver in the women’s 50m rifle three position with a score of 437.6 points in the final at the National Shooting Range in Subang.
Singapore’s Jasmine Ser came out tops with a total of 457.9 points, while Philippines’ Teresa Acuna Amparo took home the bronze on 415.7 points.
Nur Suryani, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics, also won the team silver medal, alongside teammates Shahera Rahim Raja and Haslisa Hamed with a total of 1,717.
Jasmine and teammates Lim Yee Xien and Lindsay Veloso Martina bagged the gold on 1,719.
The team bronze medal went to Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Xuan, Nguyen Thi Ngan and Doung Thi Luyen who recorded a total of 1,689.
Suryani, who made headlines for being eight-month pregnant at the London Games, only won one gold this time around in the women’s 50m prone team event on Tuesday.
The Perak-born shooter, who is in the running to feature in her ninth Sea Games this year, took it out of her equipment as she was disappointed to not have won an individual gold medal.
“I had some problems with my rifle prior to the competition and had sent it for repair.
“I only had about two weeks to train for the SEASA meet and I am very disappointed with my performance,” said Suryani, who believes that Singapore will be Malaysia’s biggest threat at the biennial Games in Kuala Lumpur this August.
RESULTS — Men, 25m centre fire pistol individual: 1 Dau Van Dong (Vie) 580, 2 Gai Bin (Sin) 576, 3 Hasli Izwan Amir Hasan 572; Team: 1 Vietnam 1,732, 2 Singapore 1,715, 3 Malaysia 1,695.
Women, 50m rifle three position individual: 1 Jasmine Ser (Sin) 457.9, 2 Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi 437.6, 3 Teresa Acuna Amparo (Phi) 415.7; Team: 1 Singapore 1,719, 2 Malaysia 1,717, 3 Vietnam 1,689.
Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi