Day 4 Wrap: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia on medal rush

Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia kicked off Day Four of the 2017 SEA Games on Tuesday by adding to their medal collection.

Swimming: Singapore dominate the pool

Singapore’s Olympic superstar Joseph Schooling picked up two gold medals as Singapore enjoyed a superb day at the National Aquatic Dive Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Schooling powered to victory in the men’s 50m butterfly, setting a new SEA Games record at 23.06 seconds. The records didn’t stop there, as silver medallist Triady Fauzi Sidiq set a national record for Indonesia, as did third place Le Nguyen Paul of Vietnam.

The Singapore star also helped the national win gold in the 4x100m freestyle, ahead of Malaysia and Indonesia.

Other Singapore medals in the pool included gold for Gede Siman Sudartawa in the men’s 50m backstroke and gold for Quah Zheng Wen in the men’s 200m butterfly.

The Singapore women also he enjoyed success, with Roanna Ho Ru’En putting in a gold medal effort in the 50m breaststroke while Quah Jing Wen won the 200m butterfly.

Athletics: (Men’s 100m final)

Khairul Hafiz Jantan earned the prestigious title of the Fastest Man in Asia when he won the Men’s 100m final on Tuesday.

The Malaysian star stopped the clocks at 10.38s, edging Eric Shawn Cray of the Philippines by 0.05s and Thai sprinter Kritisada Namsuwun, who claimed bronze with his time of 10.43s.

Athletics: (Women’s 100m final)

Let Tu Chinch of Vietnam picked up gold the Women’s 100m in a time of 11.56s while Zaidatul Husniyah Zulkifli of Malaysia settled for second. Singapore’s P. Veronica Shanti won the bronze in 11.76s.

Cycling: (Men's Team Time Trial)

Malaysia claimed the gold medal in the men's team time trial race at Dataran Nilai.

In a winning time of 01h:01.37s, Nik Mohd Azwan Zulkifle, Muhammad Fauzan Ahmad Luthi, Muhammad Ameer Ahmad Kamal and Muhammad Ameen Ahmad Kamal combined well to finish the 51km route quickest for the gold.

The silver went to Thailand in a time of 1:01:56s and Vietnam claimed the bronze with a time of 1:02:00s.

Wushu: 

Malaysia won the gold in the Taijiquan event with Loh Jack Chang amassing a score of 9.66 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. 

The silver went to Singapore's Samuel Han (9.52) while Myanmar's Htet Khant Min got bronze after scoring 9.36. 

In the Men's Nanquan event, Malaysia claimed another gold medal when Ho Mun Hua scored a total score of 9.67. The silver went to Vietnam's Phan Quoc Khanh with 9.66 points and Brunei's Md. Sufi Shayiran Roslan got the bronze with 9.65.

So far in the Wushu competition, Malaysia have collected six gold medals.

Archery: (Mixed Team Recurve)

The gold medal went to Indonesia's Diananda Choiunisa and Riau Ega Agata in the Mixed Team Recurve event at the NSC Synthetic Turf Field. This after they defeated Malaysia's Khairul Anuar Mohamad and Nur Aliya Ghapar 5-3 while Vietnam picked up the bronze. 

Equestrian: (Dressage Team)

The Gold medal went to the Malaysian Dressage Team of Edric Chin Hon, Sue Yan Quek, Quzandria Nur Muhammad Fathil and Qabil Ambak Fatil with a combined score of 210.947 at the 3Q Equestrian Centre in Rawang. 

Thailand claimed the silver with 206.211 points and Singapore got the bronze medal with 201.289.

Shooting: 

Mayalsia's Alia Sazana Azhari won the gold medal in the women’s 25m pistol event and countryman Johnathan Wong Guanjie picked up a silver in the men’s 50m pistol at the National Shooting Range in Subang.

The 24-year-old Alia scored 31 points to win the gold while Singapore's Teh Xiu Hong and Nicole Tan Ling Chiao the silver and bronze medals with scores of 28 and 23 points.

Thailand’s Natphanlert Auapinyakul claimed a gold medal when setting a new Games record of 225.2 points in the 50m pistol while Kyaw Swar Win of Myanmar took the bronze with a 205.2 score.

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