GREAT SHOW: Six gold won despite targeting only two
PAHANG got more than they bargained for when their silat olahraga exponents won six of the 18 gold medals at the National Youth Skills Institute hall in Lanchang yesterday.
Targeting just two gold medals before the competition began, the hosts won six through 2011 Sea Games winner Al-Jufferi Jamari in men's Class E, Saiful Syazwan Rahmat (men's Class C), Fahmi Romli (men's Class D), Fikry Noh (men's Class A), Khairul Izzha Ahmad (men's open) and Roizaida Zailudin (women's Class C).
"There is no secret behind our success, only hard work as we have been preparing since the last Games ended in Malacca two years ago.
"We only targeted two gold medals so to win six is a surprise," said Pahang coach Fazli Mansor.
After Pahang, Terengganu were the next big winners with three gold medals, Perak, Malacca and Johor exponents won two each while Sarawak, Kedah and the Federal Territories took home one each.
Pahang's silat medal tally now stands at 10 gold after sweeping all four in the silat seni competition earlier this week with two team events to follow today.
RESULTS -- Men's Class A: 1 Fikry Noh (Pah), 2 Arieffudin Ridzuan (Pen), 3 Affendi Ali (Sar) and Amerudin Azman (Per); Class B: 1 Muslim Ghazali (Joh), 2 Akmal Mubtasim Abdul Rahim (Pk), 3 Rafidah Bakri (Pah) and Zatty Mastura Mahat (Mal); Class C: 1 Saiful Syazwan Rahmat (Pah), 2 Ahmad Fadhil Hosni (Pen), 3 Hisham Meran (Sar) and Che Wan Ahmadi Che Wan Ahmad (Ter); Class D: 1 Fahmi Romli (Pah), 2 Ahmad Solahuddin Awang (Ter), 3 Zainorarif Zaini (Bru) and Hafifuddin Ahmad (Ked); Class E: 1 Al-Jufferi Jamari (Pah), 2 Saiful Sulaiman (Sel), 3 Fahmizie Fayzi (Pk) and Drusani Jemain (Sar); Class F: 1 Said Imran Sahul Hamid (Sar), 2 Syahid Ruzaidi (Sel), 3 Hamizan Saidy Shaari (FT) and Shazuwan Hasim (Kel); Class G: 1 Izzuddin Hanan (FT), 2 Al Irsyad Alhamadi (Pah), 3 Rizal Adha Johari (Pk) and Dhia'uzzaman Nor Zaman (Sel); Class H: 1 Che Erwandi Che Othman (Pk), 2 Hamidi Razali (Ter), 3 Zubair Ahmad Sabri (Sel) and Sher Wood Adam (Sab); Class I: 1 Wan Izzaidi Wan Ismail (Ter), 2 Nursalam Osman (Joh), 3 Lokman Radtli Sulaiman (Sab) and Marwan Zulkeflee (Bru); Class J: 1 Haerul Anwar Abd Hamid (Joh), 2 Tajul Fadhlan Tajuddin (Ter), 3 Muizz Firdaus Rozula (Pah) and Noor Farid Lazi (Sel); Open: 1 Khairul Izzha Ahmad (Pah), 2 Firdaus Yusoff (Kel), 3 Mualli Multazam (FT) and Fikri Rahim (Pk).
Women's Class A: 1 Normanjalina Madon (Ter), 2 Siti Farahain Fatiha Che Razab (Joh), 3 Siti Fatimah Syahman (NS) and Nurul Amal Maziah Ibrahim Noor (Bru); Class B: 1 Partini Sarikin Sari Adnan (Sel), 2 Siti Farhanita Maddin (FT), 3 Shahrol Nizam Suhaimi (Ked) and Zarell Farqhan Mazlan (Sel); Class C: 1 Roizaida Zailudin (Pah), 2 Nurul Ain Sohrab (Sab), 3 Manisah Zaharah Mohamad (Ked) and Zaranah Zulkiflee (Sar); Class D: 1 Siti Zubaidah Che Omar (Ked), 2 Siti Shazwana Ajak (FT), 3 Nur Fatin Natasha Abd Majid (Joh) and Nur Syahirah Nasir (NS); Class E: 1 Nor Afizah Yajis (Sel), 2 Christina Edris (FT), 3 Izzah Zaiyiddah Asri (Pah) and Maliana Rajalan (Sar); Class F: 1 Nor Shalihah Hasbullah (Pk), 2 Nurul Ain Diyanah Rosli (Kel), 3 Siti Zalika Jamaludin (FT) and Nurfarah Izzati Ahmad Yusoff (Pah);
Open: 1 Nor Farana Ramlan (Ter), 2 Nordiana Akmar Rosly (Pk), 3 Aini Shahirah Abdul Nasir (FT) and Noorhidayah Syed Mokhtar (Pah).