Pearly-Thinaah stage amazing fightback to reach semis
26 May 2023 07:15pm
All smiles for Pearly-Thinaah as they qualify for semis in Malaysian Masters 2023
The sixth-seeded Pearly-Thinaah got off to a rocky start at the Axiata Arena, with several errors at the net proving costly as they lost the first game of their quarter-final match 13-21.
Things looked gloomy for the national camp when world number 11 Pearly-Thinaah found themselves trailing again in the second game before levelling the scores at 16-all before stepping on the gas to win it 21-9 and force a decider.
Pearly-Thinaah again found themselves playing catch-up against the world number nine Japanese pair to trail 1-6 in the final game before regaining their composure to draw level and go 18-15 up.
Buoyed, the Malaysians then sealed a 21-16 win to book a spot in the last four after a gruelling battle that lasted nearly two hours - BERNAMA
Yang Dipertua Negeri Melaka Tun Mohd Ali Rustam (centre) who is also Malaysian Karate Federation (Makaf) advisor witnessing the handing over of a replica of a sponsorship cheque from a private company to Makaf represented by its President Datuk Nur Azmi Ahmad for the organisation of the 19th Asian Karate Championship in Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh. - BERNAMA