fbpx
Connect with us

News

This 25yo is The First M’sian To Win Gold at the 2019 World Archery Para Championships!

Published

This 29Yo Is The First M'sian To Win Gold At The 2019 World Archery Para Championships! - World Of Buzz
Source: World Archery

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

This makes Malaysia so proud!

On 9th June, our very own national recurve archer, Suresh Selvathamby, just won first place at his event at the 2019 World Archery Para Championships! As the WORLD CHAMPION, he leaves with the gold medal and the accomplishment of being the very first Malaysian to have won that world title.

Giphy

The 25-year-old from Kedah, who has a prosthetic leg, faced off against Eric Bennett from the United States and defeated him 7-3 in the final game held at Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, reported FMT.

“I’m so happy. I don’t know what to say. I’m speechless. These are my first championships and I got champion,” said Suresh, according to World Archery.

“It wasn’t difficult. For me it was easy. I just did my best.”

He beat defending champion Zhao Lixue in the quarter-finals before winning Bato Tsydendorzhiev from Russia, 7-3 in the semi-finals.

According to The Star, his victory is set to net him RM80,000 under the National Sports Council’s incentive scheme.

Suresh’s victory did not only win him first place in the 2019 World Archery Para Championships, but it has secured him a place in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games as one of the top-16 finishers.

Marzuki Zakaria, the national para archery coach, commended Suresh for his win and said that he deserved the title as he had worked hard and remained focused throughout the tournament.

“We are very happy and thankful to Allah because we achieved our target, whereby Suresh qualifies for the Paralympics. The gold medal is a bonus for us,” he said.

Paralympics

Source: nst

“Suresh had done his best, I am very happy with his performance today. He was calm and gave his 120%. To me, he has the right and deserves to be world champion.”

Previously, the last Malaysian to win a medal was the late Salam Sidik, who won bronze in the 2011 World Archery Para Championships.

Congrats Suresh! We are so proud of you and we look forward to the greater things you will achieve in the future!

 

Also read: Colleen Augustin Wins Malaysia’s FIRST GOLD At MMA Asian Open Championships

Mma Fighter Colleen Won Malaysias First Gold At Asian Open Championships World Of Buzz 5 E1560130690151


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Large Boulder Fell On Car In Penang Large Boulder Fell On Car In Penang
News13 hours ago

Large Boulder Falls & Hits A Car In Balik Pulau, Fortunately No One Was Hurt

A car driver narrowly escaped death after the car he was driving was hit by a boulder that rolled down...

1 007 1 007
News18 hours ago

KJ Wants People To Put Their Face Masks On After Eating

If worn properly, wearing a face mask helps prevent the spread of Covid-19 – we ALL know this. But ever...

Tmj Fully Recovered Covid Tmj Fully Recovered Covid
News18 hours ago

“The Tiger is back!” TMJ Fully Recovers After Contracting Covid-19 Two Weeks Ago

The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim or more affectionately known as TMJ yesterday evening shared that he...

Pfizer Boosted Shots Restore Full Protection Against Covid 19 Pfizer Boosted Shots Restore Full Protection Against Covid 19
News21 hours ago

Pfizer-BioNTech: Vaccine Booster Restores Full Protection Against Covid-19

Based on a large-scale trial of their Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, Pfizer and BioNTech have announced on Thursday (21 October)...

Langkawi International Travel Bubble Langkawi International Travel Bubble
News21 hours ago

SOP For The Langkawi International Tourism Travel Bubble Approved, No Quarantine Required

The Covid-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee meeting today agreed with the International Tourism Bubble’s proposed SOP for the Langkawi Island...

Sdcdscsdcs Sdcdscsdcs
News2 days ago

Najib Postpones Trip To Singapore To Help UMNO With Melaka State Elections In Zahid’s Absence

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has postponed his trip to Singapore so that he can help UMNO in the Melaka State...

Collage 24 Collage 24
News2 days ago

Still Riding E-Scooters On The Road? Then Get Ready To Be Fined Up To RM1,000 Or Jailed For 3 Months

Just recently, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) had prohibited any cycling activities on the highway without approval from the Malaysian...

Floodjb Floodjb
News2 days ago

Sultan Of Johor Disappointed In Residents Who Threw Rubbish In Drains & Rivers Causing Flood

The Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, has expressed disappointment with the people in the community...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY