Hangzhou Asiad: Teenager Asnawi sails away with Malaysia's first medal

26 Sep 2023 04:38pm
Teenage sailor Asnawi Iqbal Adam - Youth and Sports Minister, Hannah Yeoh
Teenage sailor Asnawi Iqbal Adam - Youth and Sports Minister, Hannah Yeoh
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HANGZHOU, CHINA - Teenage sailor Asnawi Iqbal Adam ended Malaysia's wait for a first medal in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games when he delivered a bronze on the third day of the quadrennial Games.

The 17-year-old did just that when he came in third in the men's ILCA 4 event at the Ningbo Xiangshan Sailing Centre, about 170 kilometres (km) from here.

Although Asnawi could only finish ninth in the 11th - and final - race today, he managed to retain third spot with 42 penalty points.

Thailand's Weka Bhanubandh (13 penalty points) took gold while Singapore's Isaac Goh (21 penalty points) settled for silver.

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