Malaysian wushu ace Tai Cheau Xuen has managed to nab the first gold medal for Malaysia at the 17th Incheon Asian Games 2014!
The 24-year-old scored 19.23 points in the Nanquan/Nandao event at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium, which took place on the first day of competition in the Games, beating silver medalist Indonesia’s Juwita Niza Wasni by 0.04 points reports, The Malaysian Insider.
China’s Wei Hong earned the bronze medal with his score of 19.15 points.
Fatehah Mustapa wins silver in the women’s keirin track cycling event. [Photo credit: The Malay Mail Online].
Meanwhile, Fatehah Mustapa of Malaysia takes home the silver medal in the women’s keirin track cycling event. She lost the gold medal to Hong Kong’s Olympic medal-winning cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze, whereas China once again has to settle for bronze as Zhong Tianshi crosses the line third after Sarah and Fatehah.
Over at the badminton courts, Datuk Lee Chong Wei once again shows his prowess as he has managed to bring the team into the semi-finals. It will be a showdown between Malaysia and China.
Lee Chong Wei will not be meeting Lin Dan this time around. [Photo credit: The Rakyat Post].
Though many are anticipating a match between Lee and China’s Lin Dan, Lee will instead be facing top-ranked Chinese player Chen Long.
Even though dissatisfied by the court’s “very bad” conditions – due to the surrounding lights that are too bright for the players’ eyes – Lee is relaxed when it comes to the matches and says he just wants to enjoy his last Asian Games.
“For me, the Asian Games is important because this one will be my last. The next one is in four years, so I don’t think I will be around. I hope to play well and enjoy it,” Lee told reporters as quoted in The Rakyat Post.