Published: Wednesday September 5, 2012 MYT 9:59:00 AM
Malaysian archery squad fails to make quarterfinals
LONDON: The national archery squad failed to advance to the quarterfinals of the men's open team competition at the London Paralympic Games Tuesday.
In their first round shoot-off in the qualifiers for the quarterfinals at the Royal Artillery Barracks here, Malaysia lost to Turkey 190-197.
"We could have beaten Turkey after the third set when we were leading by two points (145-143).
"In the final set (fourth), Hasihin (Sanawi) faced some slight problems with his arrows and their launch. Our focus was somewhat affected and this gave an advantage to Turkey," team coach Amirullah Ahmad said.
He added that the team tried their very best but it was not to be.
For the record, Malaysia, since competing in archery at the Athens Paralypmic Games in 2004, have won medals in the individual events but have yet to land a medal in the team events.
However, this London Games have been a good hunting ground for the archers as Hasihin clinched a silver medal Monday in the men's individual recurve W1/W2 final. - Bernama