Malaysia beats Indonesia 2-1 to win gold in sepaktakraw men’s Regu finals

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Jakarta, Aug 28 (IANS) Malaysia defeated hosts Indonesia 2-1 to win the sepaktakraw Men’s Regu gold medal match at the 2018 Asian Games at the Ranau Hall of the Jakabaring Sports City here on Tuesday.

The Malaysian Regu team of Zulkifli Razak, Farhan Adam and Azlan Alias lost the first set 21-18, but took the second 22-20, despite trailing 11-17 at one point, and the third 21-11, reports Efe news.

The win ended Malaysia’s two decades-long wait for a sepaktakraw gold at the Asian games, and takes its gold medal haul to four of a total of 19 at the Jakarta games.

Malaysia had last won the sepaktakraw gold in 1994 at Hiroshima in Japan.

–IANS

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