Wushu exponent Loh Choon How gave Malaysia a golden start in the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines by clinching the gold in the men’s taijiquan event in Manila.
The 26-year-old scored 9.680 points for the gold, leaving Brunei’s Hosea Wong Zheng Yu a distant second on 9.59 for the silver.
Home favorite and former two-time champion Danial Panatac could only settle for the bronze with 9.56 much to the disappointment of the home fans.
Malaysia also clinched a silver in the men’s changquan through Wong Weng Son to give Wushu a head start in the Philippines.
Malaysia’s second gold came through Sam Jee Lek in the break dance held at the Royce Hotel in Clark.
Popularly known as Sam Lego the Malaysian who said he was “under no pressure” gave a near flawless routine for his 12 points for the gold to beat his rivals from Vietnam and Singapore who settled for the silver and bronze respectively. – BY RIZAL ABDULLAH