PETALING JAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) -- Despite fielding a Air Pistol shooter, the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) team gunned down the men's 10m Air Rifle gold medal in the Institut Pengajian Tinggi Games (SUKIPT) at the National Shooting Range in Subang, today.
UPM, represented by two national shooters - Muhammad Hassanul Adzhar Mohd Badrin and Muhamad Shahril Sahak - had to rope in Air Pistol shooter Mohd Zul Fadzli Alias to make up the team but managed to shoot down 1,676 points for the gold.
Muhamad Shahril said though he had not targetted the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle due to the presence of very talented shooters in the field, he was happy with the feat.
"We certainly did not expect to win the gold because Zul Fadzli is not an Air Rifle shooter," he told reporters after the event.
Meanwhile, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) represented by Muhammad Haziq Amzar Md Razib, Khairul Hazman Mat and Muhammad Izzat Saufi Burhanuddin shot down 1,648 points to take the silver while Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) trio Mohamad Rofahmi Zainal Abidin, Mohd Nafiq Afifi Jumaan and Muhamad Izzat Hussaini Mohd Zaki took the bronze with 1,497 points.....