Malaysia and Singapore Seal Gold at South-East Asian Games
Ten races over five race days at the 28th South-East Asian Games saw a close battle unfold between the region’s top teams, racing at the National Sailing Centre in Singapore.
Teams from Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand competed, with racing from 10-14 June 2015.
At the halfway stage, the Malaysian team of Muhamad Uzair Amin Mohd Yusof/Naquib Eiman were leading in the boys under 19 420 fleet. They had spent about one month time training in Europe, intense preparation which clearly paid off - see interview in video below at 1 minute, 59 seconds. They won the four opening races on 10 June, setting out their form card which continued to the end.
On the penultimate day of racing, on Saturday 13 June, domination yet again from Malaysia’s Muhamad Uzair Amin Mohd Yusof/Naquib Eiman, saw them secure gold in the 420 boys, ahead of the Medal Race. A medal race decider for the final two places, with Singapore’s Matthew Lau/Jia Yi Loh taking silver and Thailand’s Puvisch Chanyim/Sarawut Phetsiri bronze.
Not so clearcut in the 420 girls, as the battle for podium points continued to the end and the medal race, with Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand all in the frame. Singapore’s Samantha Neubronner/Elisa Yokoyama came through, with a 2nd place in the Medal Race securing gold. Silver to Nor Adriana Mohd Nazri / Sit Nur Fatih Norulakhairi (MAS), and bronze to Piriyaporn Kangkla/Chaninat Poolsirikot (THA).
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