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SKA karatekas kick to a runners-up spot
Published on: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Karate Association (SKA) shined at the 9th Silent Knight Karate Cup 2018 which was held over two days at Titiwangsa Stadium, Kuala Lumpur over the weekend.

They returned with seven gold, five silver and five bronze medals to finish second behind overall winners Hayashi-Ha Kuala Lumpur team.

The golds came from Bibi Aysha Muhd Zain (Girls 8-9); Nur Radhiah Fathiah Razmi (Girls 10-11); Muhammad Akid Azlan (Boys 12-13 Kumite -45kg); Mohd Syafieqrullah Halim (Cadet Male Kumite -52kg); Muhammad Rafiuddin Faiz Razmi (Cadet Male Kumite -70kg); Nurhana Nadirah Riduan (Junior Female Kumite -53kg) and Ivan Charles (Junior Male Kumite (-68kg).

The silver medals were contributed by Nur Rasyiqah Fari'ah Razmi (Girls Individual Kata 8-9); Mohd Irfan Shah Mohd Fadu Shah (Boys Individual Kata 8-9); Mark Kelvin Frederick (Senior Male Individual Kata); Brandon Zimito (Junior Male Individual Kata) and Daniel Milji (Senior Male Kumite -55kg) while the bronzes were from Shaddad Iqbal Shah Tadzi (Children Boys 12-13 Individual Kata); Nathalia Sherawinnie Anak Yampil (Cadet Female 14-15 Individual Kata); Syasya Nursyahidah Ali Husin (Children Girls 12-13 Kumite -42kg); Muhammad Aiman Azlan (Cadet Male Kumite -57kg) and Brandon Zimito (Junior Male Kumite -57kg).

SKA Secretary General Julian Chin was pleased with the improvement shown by the athletes where they only managed one gold in last year's competition.

"It was a very encouraging result for us. It indicated that Sabah has many good athletes which we need to groom properly.

"A sound development programme is needed so that these athletes will improve further to becoming national and world champions in the near future.

"I would also like to thank the parents, coaches and athletes for their commitment and support.

I hope they don't stop but will continue to train harder for the next competition." – GL Oh

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