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Bronze medal for sepak takraw team
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BRUNEI Darussalam’s national sepak takraw team snatched the bronze medal in the Men’s Regu event in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the Titiwangsa Stadium yesterday.

The national team shared joint bronze with Laos after finishing the round robin stage in 4th place despite losing in straight sets to Malaysia, Laos and Philippines.

The team’s bronze was the nation’s 14th overall in this year’s SEA Games.

The sepak takraw players added a medal to the nation’s haul in the penultimate day of the multi-sporting showpiece following Norleyermah Haji Raya’s silver success in pencak silat.

Malaysia won gold after beating Philippines in straight sets 25-23 21-13 in the final with the latter settling for silver.

Philippines and Malaysia entered the final stage with an identical 3-0 record and the first set could have gone either way but it was Malaysia that prevailed in a see-saw battle.

In the second set, the Malaysian attacker was too hot to handle for the Filipino spikers and comfortably closed out the match.

Courtesy from Borneo Bulletin