The Malaysian contingent ended their campaign at the 17th Asian Games with five gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals, three golds short of the eight gold medal target, set by the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM).
The total gold medal tally for Malaysia could have been six, but wushu exponent Tai Cheau Xuen’s gold medal was stripped, after testing positive for the banned stimulant, sibutramine.
Malaysia are placed in the 14th position.
Yesterday, the karate exponents met their target by winning one gold and two bronze medals, when the event came to a close at the Gyeyang Gymnasium.
Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan took the gold in the women’s kumite under 61kg when she defeated her opponent, Barno Mirzaeva of Uzbekistan, 10-2 in the final.
S. Senthil Kumaran and S. Shree Sharmini won the bronze in the men’s kumite under 55kg and the women’s kumite under 66kg, respectively.
Cheong Jun Hoong gave a consistent performance in the women’s individual 3m springboard to take the bronze.
China tops the 17th Asian Games with 149 gold, 107 silver and 81 bronze, followed by South Korea in second place with 77 gold, 71 silver and 80 bronze.
In third place was Japan with 46 gold, 73 silver and 76 bronze.