Day five sees four Sukma records broken

IPOH: Four Malaysia Games (Sukma) were broken on the fifth day of the Perak Sukma yesterday, three in shooting and the other in weightlifting.

In the shooting competition which opened at the Darul Ridzuan Shooting Complex, Chepor, Nur Izazi Rosli , 18, from the Federal Territories, not only broke the Sukma record but also came close to rewriting the national record belonging to Suryani Mohd Taibi in the women's 10m Air Rifle when she shot 623.3 points. The national record is 624.5 points.

The Perak women's 10m Air Rifle team made up of Nur Fatin Syairah Abdul Lathif, Sharifah Noor Ellyana Syed Abdul Hamid, Nurul Athirah Huzaimi also set a new Sukma record when they collected 1,829.8 points. The old record was 1,226.8 points which were also set by the Perak team at the Sarawak Sukma two years ago.

Meanwhile, Terengganu's Muhammad Qamarul Naim Abu Aziz broke the Sukma record in the men's 50m pistol with 541 points, erasing the old record of 540 points set by Muhamad Muhaithir Johari (Pahang) in 2012 and Jasmi Mohamad Zin (Negri Sembilan) in 2014.

At the Dewan Merdeka in Tapah, Sabah weightlifter Elly Cascandra Engelbert broke the Games record in the women's 53kg category clean and jerk.

She lifted 92 kg in her third attempt, erasing the old record of 90 kg set by Raihan Yusoff from Kelantan at the Terengganu edition in 2008.

In road cycling, Terengganu's Nur Aisyah Mohamad Zubir added to her gold collection in the women's 50 km criterium today.

She has already secured the gold medal in the mass start and individual time trial.

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In tenpin bowling. Sarawak grabbed the two gold medals on offer today via Nur Hazirah Ramli and Gillian Lim Siew Giok in the women's pairs and Abang Afiq Yazid Abang Azman-Christopher Tiong Lee Siong in the men's pairs.

Terengganu still tops the medal tally with 13 gold, 12 silver and 15 bronze followed by Penang (12-9-6) and the Federal Territories (12-7-11). — Bernama