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Sabah veterans win 15 gold medals
Published on: Friday, August 15, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Masters Athletics Association (Samas), took home 15 gold medals, six silvers and three bronzes from Salatiga Masters Athletics Championship 2014, which was held at the Kridanggo Stadium, Salatiga Central Java, recently.

The 10 Samas athletes were among a total of 27 Malaysian athletes competing in the championship, which also saw the participation of Brunei, Singapore, Sri Lanka, USA and Indonesia, with a total of 585 athletes.

The top medal scorer was Sylvester Chang who competed in the 70-74 age group, bringing home gold medals for javelin, discuss and shot putt as well as a silver medal for triple jump. Meanwhile, Tarmizi Sandhu (60-64 age group) also took home three gold medals for javelin, discuss and shot putt. Fung Kong (60-64) took home two silver medals for the 100m and 200m events, while Pilah @ Ondog Kisang took home a bronze medal in discuss for the 60-64 years age group.

The women took home the majority of the medals, where Christina Labanjing (60-64) took home gold medals for the 100m, 200m and 400m events and a bronze medal for the 4x100m event.

Laura Dosui (35-39) took home gold medals for 100m and long jump as well as a bronze in the 4x100m event while Kimeh Monjitol (60-64) took home two gold medals for the 1,500m and 3,000m long distance events.

Joanne Foo (50-54) won a gold medal for the 800m event and two silvers for 400m and 1,500m events, Cyril Jusin (35-39) won a gold medal for triple jump and Sayongon Ahkew (60-64) won a silver medal in the 1,500m event.

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