The nation failed to bag its second gold medal in the 2015 SEA Games as table tennis player Ng Sock Khim was defeated in the finals yesterday.
Sock Khim was completely obliterated by Thailand’s Susthasini Sawettabut who won the intense match 11-4, 5-11, 8-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9 and 11-4.
The 31 year-old Kedahan attributed her loss to her anxious game play whereas her opponent played faultlessly.
“I wanted to quickly hit the ball and end the game. It lowered down my accuracy,” said Sock Khim as quoted from Utusan.
“I am both happy and sad. Happy because I made it to the finals after my absence in three editions of the SEA Games.”
“And sad because I missed the chance to end the 20-year drought of gold medals for Malaysia, even though I had the chance to do so today (yesterday).”
The last time Malaysian representatives secured a gold medal in table tennis in the SEA Games was during 1991, through women’s doubles pair Phua Bee Sim and Chong Choi Ting.