The Asia Archery Cup 2017 - Stage 2 was held in Bangkok, Thailand last March 20 to March 25. The event was participated by 244 athletes and 71 officials from 26 countries from Asia and outside Asia like Russia, Iceland and Australia.
The eight (8) countries from Southeast Asia (SEA) that took part in this tourney in the capital city were Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and host Thailand.Our SEA athletes shines in both men's and women's individual events and were present in all finals of the individual events. Also, they collected couple of medals in the team events.
Leading the SEA region was Thi Dac Loc of Vietnam. She defeated Taipei's Shih-Chia Lin in the final match and won the gold medal. On the other hand, Philippines' Nicole Marie Tagle was defeated by Bangladesh's Shamoli Ray in the bronze medal match of the same event.
However, the Philippines made a podium finish after Amaya Amparo Cojuangco settled for silver medal in women's individual compound event. She was defeated by Iran's Parisa Baratchi in the gold medal match.
Malaysia also made an impressive campaign in this competition as Khairul Anuar Mohamad settled for silver medal in men's individual recurve event. The gold medal was won by Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng.
Also, in men's individual compound, Malaysia's Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki also settled for silver medal. Iran's Esmaeil Ebadi won in the finals against Mazuki. On the other hand, Malaysia's Khambeswaran Mohanaraja was defeated by Russia's Alexander Dambaev who won the bronze medal in the same event.
In the compound mixed team, Malaysian strikes another silver medal courtesy of Salleh Fatin Nurfatehah Mat and Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki. The gold was won by Chinese Taipei's archers.
The last day of competition was set for the remaining team events. Malaysia as the number one country in Southeast Asia in the sport of archery added a bronze medal in their collection. The bronze medal came from the men's compound team composed of Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Khambeswaran Mohanaraja and Zulfadhli Ruslan. They defeated the team from Singapore, 232-227.
Malaysia continued its good performance as it reached the bronze medal match in women's recurve team event. But Vietnam spoiled and snatched the bronze medal from Malaysia as team Vietnam defeated Malaysia in a very close match, 5-4.
Meanwhile, Myanmar snatched a bronze medal in the women's compound team event. They defeated the team from Iran in the bronze medal match, 225-214. The team was composed of Ngeain Aung, Hla Hal San and Sein Yah Yaw.
Host Thailand, did not go home empty handed as the men's recurve team captured the gold medal beating Russia, 6-2 in the finals.
Over-all, Team Vietnam tops the Southeast Asian teams with one gold and one bronze medals. Vietnam finished their campaign 4th over-all. Thailand finished 5th over-all with a gold medal. Malaysia in 6th place with 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. Philippines ranked 10th with a silver medal and Myanmar with a lone bronze medal placed 11th. Indonesia, Singapore and Laos did not make it in the medal board. Chinese Taipei tops the tally with 5 gold medals.
Below were the members of our Southeast Asian teams
🇮🇩 Team Indonesia: (Women) Triya Resky Andriyani, Ika Rochmawati, Rona Siska Sari, Dellie Threesyadinda, Titik Wardani (Men) Muhammad Hanif Wijaya, Riau Ega Agatha, Hendra Purnama, Sapriatno🇱🇦 Team Laos: (Men) Daliya Saidara🇲🇾 Team Malaysia: (Women) Nur Afisa Abdul Halil, Min Shan Ang, Saritha Cham Nong, Nur Aliya Ghapar, Nor Rizah Ishak, Shin Hui Loke, Salleh Fatin Nurfatehah Mat and Nurul Syazhera Mohd Asmi(Men) Muhammad Ikram Joni, Haziq Kamaruddin, Kin Lip Lee, Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Khambeswaran Mohanaraja, Muhammad Akmal Nor Hasrin and Zulfadhli Ruslan🇲🇲 Team Myanmar: (Women) Ngeain Aung, San Yu Htwe, Hla Hal San, Zar Khyi Win and Sein Yah Yaw(Men) Min Swe Ye, Tin Phyo Aung, Naung Kyar, Htike Lin Oo, Htet Kyaw Hein, Thu Nyein Si and Myat Zaw Tun🇵🇭 Team Philippines: Pia Elizabeth Angela Bidaure, Jennifer Dy Chan, Amaya Amparo Cojuangco, Rachelle Anne de la Cruz, Kareel Meer Hongitan, Andrea Roles, Nicole Marie Tagle and Mary Queen Ybanez. (Men) Joseph Bhernie Bague, Niron Brylle Concepcion, Paul Marton de la Cruz, Syd Nerickzon C. Franginal, Florante F. Matan, Luis Gabriel Moreno, Allen Drei Raquipo and Luis Antonio Soriano
🇸🇬 Team Singapore: (Women) Nur Syahidah Alim, Christina Gunawan, Madeleine Ong Xue Li and Luan Eng Jocelyn Low. (Men) PANG Toh Jin Pang, Kee Hui Keith Teo, Han Teng Ang, Hong Hui Goh, Wei Jun Lam and Alan Lee🇹🇭 Team Thailand: (Women) Suvaporn Anutaraporn, Sukanya Buayen, Nitiphum Chatachot, Sunee Detchokul, Nareumon Junsook, Wasana Khuthawisap, Kanyavee Maneesombatkul, Ruthaiporn Pattanodome and Waraporn Phutdee. (Men) Khwanchai Phohiran, Natthapoom Phusawat, Chanchai Pratheepwatanawong, Itsarin Thai-uea, Witthaya Thamwong, Denchai Thepna and Dhansarit Itsarangkun na Ayutthaya🇻🇳 Team Vietnam: Huyen Le Ngoc, Thi Thu Hien Le, Thi Dao Loc, Kim Anh Nguyen, Thi Hai Nguyen, Nhat Le Nguyen Thi, Thi Phuong Nguyen and Thi Thanh Thao Nguyen. (Men) Tien Cuong Nguyen, Van Day Nguyen, Van Duy Nguyen, Phi Hung Thach, Duc Anh Chu, Loc Hoang Van, Xuan Duc Mai and HOANG Phi Vu Nguyen Hoang