At the Asian Youth Games (AYG) in China last month, Joseph was again left frustrated as he ended up empty-handed.
“I haven’t won since Australia and I’ve been working really hard during training. I was determined to medal here after missing out at the Tun Hanif Trophy and the AYG,” said Joseph, whose last victory was winning the gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in January.
“It’s kind of bittersweet I guess, breaking the national record and not getting the gold. But there are positives that I can take away from these championships. I am improving and hopefully I can keep that up and build towards getting myself a place at next year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.”
Meanwhile, Bibiana Ng came close to equalling her national record en route to winning the women’s 25m pistol event. The 35-year-old shot a 97-98-99-97-95-99 for a six-series total of 585, narrowly missing her national mark of 587 which she achieved at the Tun Tan Siew Chin Championships last year.
Johor’ Eddy Chew landed his second individual gold of the championship when he took the men’s 50m pistol title. His score of 185.5 was just enough to win the gold ahead of Malacca’s Jonathan Wong (182.2). Armed Forces’ Denis Ejoh @ Ajoh took the bronze with a 163.2 total.
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