Sophian A. 23rd Sep 2017 Event
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Nur Feiqha Maulad Mohamad Halil showed a remarkable triumph at the 2017 ASEAN Para Games by winning two Gold Medals for Malaysia.
The 23-year-old player picked up her first Gold in the Standard B2 & B3 Women after she collects 5.0 points out of 6 games while Nguyen Thi My Linh of Vietnam and Brhmana Aisah Wijayanti Putri of Indonesia are seconds with just half point behind.
Nur Feiqha proved that she is a complete player when she grabbed the second Gold in Rapid B2 & B3 Women by scoring 5.0/6 points. However, the Championship has to be decided with the tie-break after Nguyen Thi Minh Thu of Vietnam also finished with 5.0/6.
“I'm very glad that I won two Gold Medals for my country”, Nur Feiqha said after the final match.
In the team events, the Malaysian Women Team bagged two Silvers in the Standard and Rapid while the Men Team takes away two Bronzes, also in the Standard and Rapid events.
The competition started on 18th August and ended yesterday. All matches were played at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center (MiTEC), Kuala Lumpur.
FIDE Instructor and the Team Coach, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nasrul Humaimi Mahmood said the training is only one part of competitive chess, the players need to play more games in tournaments if they want to improve in the next ASEAN Para Games.
“I want them to get used with the time control and play more games”, he added.
Meanwhile, the Vice President of Selangor (OKU) Chess Association, FIDE Trainer Asrul Sharaff Omar impressed with the current and new talents who hold their ground against superior opponents.
“The coaches took extra care handling the trainees and we are deeply honored to be part of this squad.
“There is a realistic chance! I believe we will become a Champion if there is a continuous development program for the disabled”, he told the reporters.