From Mazani Chan Yat Sin
NAYPYITAW, Dec 19 (Bernama) -- Mohd Lokman Akimi Mat Roji is close to contributing at least a silver medal for Malaysia at the SEA Games here after getting into the final round of the 51kg Muay Thai event.
In a semi-final match at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium Wednesday, the 24-year-old policeman defeated Somsay Sopaseuth from Loas with a score of 3-0.
In the final, he is scheduled to meet Vietnamese Nguyen Ngo Trieu Nhat who surprisingly beat Thailand's Suriya Lamontree in the other semi-final match.
Mohd Lokman who lost four kilogrammes in the last two months to enter the 51kg event, is satisfied to be able to go into the final.
"Before coming here, the national squad had trained intensively in Thailand to prepare us physically and mentally for this SEA Games," he said.....