PADANG BESAR, May 24 (Bernama) -- Terengganu canoeists, Akmal Idayu Mat Razik and Fatin Ajeerah Wahab rewrote the national record for the women's K2 1000 metres canoeing event at the 17th Malaysia Games (Sukma) at the Perlis Water Sports Complex, Tasik Timah Tasoh here today.
Akmal Idayu and Fatin Ajeerah clinched the gold with a time of four minutes 34.320 seconds which broke the 4:37.800s national record set in the 2000 Sukma in Penang.
The silver medal was won by Aimi Ayuni Azwan and Aisyah Farhanah Azwan from Federal Territory in 4:49.92s, while the bronze medal went to host state's rowers Nur Afdzatul Affifah Shohibi and Nurul Najihah Bahari in 5:00.71s.
"We are very excited with our first appearance at the Sukma and obtaining a new national record. We have been preparing ourselves for a year and we were here for a month to acclimatise ourselves with the water conditions here.
"The competition today was very challenging because of the waves and uncertain wind conditions, as we both are of small build," Akmal Idayu, 20, told reporters.....