Vastly Experienced Jeremy Koo Fails To Win Any Medal

Last update: 01/10/2014

From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid

INCHEON, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- Vastly experienced National sailor Jeremy Koo failed to contribute any medals when he and his crew managed only fourth place in the J8 Class competition which brought the curtains down on sailing competition at the Wangsan Sailing Marina, here Wednesday.

Jeremy Koo together with Looi Sing Yew, Mohamed Fauzi Mohamed Mustafa and Ong Khong Shing lost the deciding race for the bronze, 0-2 to Japan's Sakamoto Wataru and his crew comprising Nobuyuki Imai/Yasuhiro Okamoto/Wada Daichi.

The sailor who had competed in the Monsoon Cup several times, offered his apology to the people of Malaysia for their failure to be on the podium and contribute a medal.

The gold medal in the event was won by Singapore's Soh Maximilian Khyan Tat/Wong Ming Ho Justin/Chan Andrew Paul Lin Jian/Kan Russell Tsung Liang after beating South Korea 2.0.

With Jeremy Koo's failure in the J8 Class, Malaysia ended their campaign in the Incheon SEA Games with one gold medal and two silver.

Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) general manager Mohd Afendy Abdullah when met by Bernama said Malaysian sailors, especially those under 21, have vast potential to contribute medals at the SEA Games.

Mohamad Faizal Norizan and Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz earned Malaysia a gold medal from the men's 420 Dinghy competition while the two silver medals were contributed by Khairulnizam Afendy (men's Laser) and Nuraisyah Jamal/Umi Norwahidah Sallahuddin (women's 420 Class).

The one gold medal matched the performance in the Guangzhou Asian Games in China four years ago.