Malaysia Clinch First Indoor Hockey Medal
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) — Malaysia clinched the bronze medal in women’s indoor hockey after defeating Singapore 3-1 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre here today.
Thailand took the gold after edging Indonesia 4-1 in the final at the same venue.
Tikhamphorn Sakunpithak who completed a hat-trick in the 20th, 27th and 31st minutes, said she was ecstatic for having helped Thailand win the gold.
“It was a very good fight between our team and our opponent Indonesia,” the 29-year old senior hockey player told Bernama.
Malaysia scored as early as the third minute after converting a penalty stroke through Nur Aisyah Yaacob, followed by a field goal from Noorain Mohd Arshad six minutes later while Qasidah Najwa Muhammad Halimi finished off Singapore by converting a penalty corner in the 20th minute…..