Syasya’s golden debut in women’s 10m air pistol

National shooter Nurul Syasya Nadiah Mohd Arifin. Photo: Bernama

HANOI: Despite not being armed with extensive experience, national shooter Nurul Syasya Nadiah Mohd Arifin created a surprise by winning the women’s 10 metre air pistol in her debut appearance for Malaysia’s 35th gold at the SEA Games today.

In final round of action at the Hanoi Sports Training Centre here, the 20-year-old shooter from Batu Pahat in Johor managed to show consistency in each shot to collect 239.3 points, to beat the more experienced field.

Silver was won by Thai shooter Tanyaporn Prucksakorn with 238.7 points while the bronze went to Vietnam’s Thu Vinh Trinh who scored 214.1 points.

It was the 35th gold of the national contingent with three days left before the 31st biennial sporting event draws its curtains to a close.

The success of Syasya, who is the second of four siblings, was the second gold won by the national shooting squad after Johnathan Wong won gold in the men’s 10m air pistol yesterday. − BERNAMA

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