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August 17, 2009 15:50 PM

Malaysian Chess Players Win Four Gold Medals

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysian chess players showed extraordinary skills to sweep four gold medals in the Asean Para Games (KL'09) chess competitions at the Commonwealth Hall, National Sports Council in Bukit Jalil here on Monday.

Nur Feiqah Maulud Mohd Halil led the sweep by repeating her 2008 Korat Para Games feat after winning the women's individual and team gold in the B2/B3 (partially blind) with Norain Fatihah Mohd Yusoff and Athirah Azman.

"If possible, I want to learn more intricate moves in the game of chess by training from grand masters of the game," she told Bernama here on Monday.

Nur Feiqah said though she had achieved her personal target, she would continue to pursue more gold medals through other events contested.

"I hope to win another two gold medals from the individual and teams events of the (B1,B2,B3) open categories that start tomorrow," she said.

Malaysia's third gold medal of the day came from veteran Choo Min Wang, 69, through the men's individual B2/B3 (partially blind) while the fourth was contributed by the women's (physically handicapped) team, comprising Intan Juliana Jamal Abidin, Aqilah Syahira Ahmad and Tham Siew Foong.

Meanwhile, national coach Abdul Latif Mohammad said after a superb performance on Monday, the chess team was well on its way to achieving the six-gold target for the Games.



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