ASEAN Games Australia 2013: Tennis, futsal, ultimate frisbee… Malaysia “boleh”!
FINAL scores are in for tennis, futsal and ultimate frisbee, and after an overall tally, it looks like Malaysia has wiped the floor with most of the other ASEAN countries at the 2013 ASEAN Games Australia. Leon Saw wraps up the tournament.
It’s a wrap.
In the futsal finals, Malaysian team Power Rangers also beat Indonesian team That’s What She Said, six goals to one for the gold medal.
The tennis events were a similar story.
Malaysian Sean Yip captured the men’s singles title in straight sets, 6 – 4, 6 – 1 and (with compatriot Xian Long Chan) the men’s doubles titles, 6–2, 3–6, 10-7.
For the women’s singles, 2012 champ Elaine Koay struggled to hang on to her title this time round, and was defeated by fellow Malaysian Huey Teng Sia in straights sets 6–2, 6–1.
And it was an all-Malaysian affair at the Ultimate Frisbee finals with team Shake Shake winning 5–4 against team Chubby Bunny.
Only the Filipino basketball players triumphed over the Malaysians.
More than 900 competitors from the 10 ASEAN nations took part in the ASEAN Games Australia 2013.
“I am very pleased with the turnout of this year’s ASEAN Games Australia,” ASEAN Games Australia 2013 project director Jin Xi Cheong said.
“Participation was up 15 per cent from last year’s Games.”
He hopes the tournament will continue to grow and improve, and that the ASEAN Games Australia 2014 will be bigger and better.
“I would like to continue to increase the turnout to make the tournament more competitive, but also maintain a friendly atmosphere in line with the ASEAN spirit,” he said.