London Olympics 2012 – part 7 Malaysia Athletes updates – Fencing


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Fatigue had been the mian reason of national fencing athlete, Yu Peng Kean failed to continue advancing in Olympic Individual Sabre event at the South Hall 2012 ExCel, London on yesterday. She was eliminated in the second round after a brilliant act beyond the first round by beating Zeid Mannad of Egypt with the score of 15-12.

Peng Kean defeated Hungary easily in the second round, with result 1-15 to athletes, Aron Szilagyi. With the defeat, Peng Kean became the country’s second athlete who will return  to Malaysia after Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi.

“I felt tired in the second round. Maybe because I used too much energy in the first round.

“My knees started to have problem and weaken. I had to take painkillers before the competition,” said Peng Kean refers to his previous injury on his left knees.

He acknowledged that the competing against Szilagyi is difficult because his opponent is too aggressive, who ranks the world’s No. 5.

Peng Kean who ranked world 37th could only provide initial resistance by binding to a 1-1 draw before the action after it became dominated by Szilagyi is not only fast but smart players who took advantage of mistakes.

Peng Kean who qualified on merit to the London 2012 Olympic Games had no problem taking down Zeid who ranked world 28th in the first round. Against Zeid, Peng Kean won the first set 8-4 and continued to lead 10-8 when Zeid crammed and felt at the end of the platform due to supine knee sprain.

After few minutes of treatment given, participants Egypt raised to continue the ongoing challenges, yet the crammed enable Peng Kean to win with 15-12.

Coach who came from China, Bin Rao said he is satisfied with the performance of Peng Kean with Zeid but no further comment about Peng Kean against Szilagyi in the second round.

“The Hungary participants are too strong and fast. He took advantage of Peng Kean’s mistakes wisely ,” he said Bin Rao.

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