Jakarta, MINA –The third day of the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games turned out to be another dry day for Malaysia, Bernama reported.
Malaysia’s medal tally stands at just a single bronze which was won by taekwando exponent Yap Khim Wen in the women’s individual Poomsae on the first day of competition on Sunday (Aug 19).
The way things look, Mohd Qabil Ambak Mahamad Fathil stands a good chance of delivering Malaysia’s first gold medal in this 18th edition of the Games after chalking a good lead of 73.499 points in the dressage which culminates on Thursday.
Tuesday also saw young Chinese swimmer Liu Xiang steal the limelight when she set a new World Record in the 50m backstroke at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Center here.
She did 26.98s to erase the old record of 27.06s set by compatriot Zhao Jing at the 2009 World Championships in Italy.. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)