SEA Games: Sultan Mizan sets new endurance record in equestrian

By Seng Foo 20 August 2017
SEA Games: Sultan Mizan sets new endurance record in equestrian
Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin rewrote the record books after finishing first in the individual endurance event in equestrian at the 2017 SEA Games.

At the Terengganu International Endurance Park on Sunday morning, the Sultan of Terengganu completed the 80km track ahead of team-mate Bulkhari Rozali and Thailand's Warit Khuntaraporn with a time of 3:48.38s, breaking the record set by Sulaiman Muda (6:26.04s) at the 2013 SEA Games.

In doing so, he also became the first Malaysian royalty to win a medal in SEA Games history.

Following the victory, Sultan Mizan was quick to thank RTES Anniversary, his horse that has been with him for eight years, and the equestrian team.

"I have achieved a lot of success with this horse, which is also my favourite horse," said Sultan Mizan.

"I am very grateful and proud. Thank you to team manager Che Mat Din, team-mates and veterinary crew members for their hard work in this victory."

It was a double delight for the Malaysian contingent as the trio of Azizatul Asma Abdullah, Fuad Hashim, and Adhwa Embong also won gold in the team endurance event with a combined time of 11:31.30s.

Thailand and Cambodia claimed silver and bronze respectively.

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