From Farhanah Azmi
ARAU, May 27 (Bernama) -- Sabahan Natahsya Soon proved she has the expertise to handle both the BMX and Mountain bikes by winning both the BMX and Mountain Bike gold medals at the SUKMA.
The 19-year-old lass from Kota Kinabalu who had won the BMX 400m gold on Sunday, retained the MTB Downhill gold medal during the race that was held in Pauh Putra, Ulu Pauh near here Tuesday to accomplish her pre-games target.
In today's race, Soon clocked two minutes 0.095 seconds to beat Nur Farhanah Izzaty Zulkifli from Perak by 13.005s while 14-year-old Siti Natasha Mohd Basri from Selangor took the bronze in 2:17:720s.
"My initial target was to defend the MTB Downhill gold and I am glad I managed to do just that. I will now have to work hard to retain the title in the next SUKMA.
"Competition and track conditions were different from the Pahang route two years ago because it needed more paddling," said Soon who had competed in the Myanmar Pre-SEA Games competition but failed to win any medals.....