Malaysia

Malaysia Day spurs Sabah, Sarawak to chase gold

Archer Muhammad Fahrur Rosi Choiril Anuar celebrates after creating a new Sukma record in the men’s compound 90 metres event in Seri Iskandar September 16, 2018. — Bernama pic
Archer Muhammad Fahrur Rosi Choiril Anuar celebrates after creating a new Sukma record in the men’s compound 90 metres event in Seri Iskandar September 16, 2018. — Bernama pic

Sarawak’s gold medals came from archery, tenpin bowling, shooting and pencak silat while Sabah’s from archery, karate, women’s rugby, sepak takraw women’s team regu and weightlifting.

Sarawak’s haul now stands at 11 gold, eight silver and 14 bronze while Sabah (10-8-8).

Terengganu still top the medal standings with 18 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze followed by the Federal Territories (14-9-16) and Penang (12-11-9).

Hosts Perak are in fourth place (10-16-17).

Kelantan finally won their first gold medal in men’s rugby but are still languishing at the bottom with one gold, one silver and one bronze.

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