SEA Games: Silver for Singapore's Norizan Mustafa in precision pistol

SINGAPORE - They had lost their best shooter to an unfortunate disqualification in the preliminary round, which also put them out of contention for the team medal.

The setbacks, however, proved to be motivations for the two remaining Singapore women's WA1500 precision pistol shooters, Cynthia Lee and Norizan Mustafa, to qualify for the bronze and gold medal matches respectively at the National Shooting Centre on Monday.

Lee lost 219-230 to her Thai opponent Pattara Sowsa-nga in the bronze-medal match, while Norizan settled for silver after losing to the Philippines' Elvie Baldivino in the gold-medal match.

Still, for the Games debutants, Norizan especially, the silver medal won exceeded their expectations as this is the first time the shooting discipline is being contested in the Games.

"We started from scratch - what you see here on this range, some of it we built ourselves," the 34-year-old said. "So to have done what we did yesterday (the men won two silvers and a bronze) and today, is beyond our expectations."

chingyl@sph.com.sg

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