Noor Quraantaina Mamat created history when she won a bronze in the BMX Cycling event at the 2017 SEA Games.
The event launched off the ramps outside the Nilai Velodrome and the 22 year-old wrapped up the 336 meter race in third place, collecting a total of 11 points in the Moto race.
Indonesia’s Elga Kharisma Novanda took the gold medal while Chutikan Kitwanitsathian of Thailand won the silver. Malaysia had yet to win any medal in the event at the SEA Games level and Noor Quraantaina achivement proved that local cyclist had the potential to shine.
“I didn’t expect to win medal because Thailand and Indonesia are powerhouse in the event. This my first medal at SEA Games level. We never do well in the event at higher level like the SEA Games,” said Noor Quraantaina.
In the men’s category, Malaysian riders failed to deliver which saw Indonesia’s Gusti Bagus Saputra took the gold medal while Nonthakon Inkhoksong of Thailand and Caluag Daniel Patrict of The Philippines completed the podium.