Equestrian ace bags second silver for Malaysia at Asian Games

Mohd Qabil Ambak Mahamad Fathil. (Bernama pic)

JAKARTA: National equestrian ace Mohd Qabil Ambak Mahamad Fathil delivered Malaysia’s second silver medal in the Asian Games individual dressage at the Jakarta International Equestrian Park here this morning.

Mohd Qabil put up a brilliant performance along with his steed Rosenstolz to earn 76.620 points but failed to beat Hong Kong’s Wing Ying Siu, who bagged the gold medal with 77.045 points.

South Korean Kim Hyeok settled for the bronze with 75.705 points.

Mohd Qabil, 38, was the top qualifier in the preliminary round on Tuesday.

Malaysia added another silver to its medal tally on the fifth day of Asia’s biggest sporting event after the sepak takraw squad bagged the first one in the men’s regu team yesterday.

Mohd Qabil won bronze medals in the event in the 2006 and 2010 editions in Doha and Guangzhou, respectively.