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Asian Games: Khim Wen lands Malaysia's first medal

August 19, 2018 11:01 AM
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JAKARTA: National taekwondo athlete, Yap Khim Wen, has become the first Malaysian to deliver a medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games for the country, after bagging a bronze medal in the women's individual poomsae event today.

The success also ended a 16-year wait for the national taekwondo camp in the Asian Games after Lee Pei Fen/Lee Wan Yuen won a bronze medal in the women's kyorugi event in the 2002 edition in Busan, South Korea.

Khim Wen shared the bronze medal with South Korea's Yun Jihye who also lost in the semi-finals.

The event held at Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC), saw a determined Khim Wen lose to Salahshouri Marjan of Iran in the semi-final.

Khim Wen collected 8.30 points, while Marjan scored 8.43 points to face Defia Rosmaniar, of the host country, in the final.


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