Sabah sport school emerge overall champs
Published on: Tuesday, November 05, 2019
By: GL Oh
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KOTA KINABALU: SSMS (Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Sabah) emerged overall champions in the 3rd Berwang Age Group Track and Field Championship in Likas Stadium which concluded on Sunday.

The Sepanggar based national sports school coached by Mohd Raffi Sahimin won nine golds, six silvers and seven bronzes to top the medal tally followed by another sports school PSA SSTMI (Tunku Mahkota Ismail) from Johor who also captured nine golds but only managed two silvers and two bronzes while in third place were SSMT (Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Terengganu) with five golds, seven silvers and one bronze.

Hizillawanty Jamain and Nur Nasyatul Nadia Nasri were the toast of the team by contributing two individual gold medals each.

The former won the women’s open 800m in two minutes 32.55 seconds and the 1,500m in five minutes 40.64 seconds while the latter took the 400m hurdles women open title in 70.95s and the 400m in 62.26s.

Nasyatul also won a team gold with Cemellia Jasten, Floristhy and Nasyatul Nadia in the 4 x 400m relay open.

The other gold medal winners were Firdaus Mohd Zamri in the men’s open 1,500m (4:28.73s), Joshua Jack Anak Kumbang in high jump (1.80m), Mohd Alif Mohd Razzi in javelin (53.70m) and Muhammad Sunik Muslimin in triple jump (14.23m).

The silver medals came from Cemellia Jasten (400m and 200m), Mo Azri Pirasa (800m), Mirach Han (discus), Azmin Ahmad Dia (5000m), Muhammad Din Norbik (200m), with the bronze medals delivered by Floristhy Loura Paul (100m & 200m), Alvesyia Helon (3000m), Ira Elisa Lajium (discus), Firdaus Zamri, Martyn Lim, Azmin Ahmad & Mo Azri Pirasa (4 x 400m), Darrel Austen, Jacklelyon Julio Slyvian & Erayandi (under-15, 4 x 400m) and Brolyn Joel Numpang (triple jump).

The annual event was organised by Berwang Sports Club and the highlight was the attempt by Andre Annuar who leaped to a national record-breaking distance in the men’s open long jump event on the second day.

However, the record is yet to be ratified by the national body as the distance, which bettered the 12-year-old record of 7.88m set by fellow Sabahan Josbert Tinus at the 2007 Thailand open was achieved without  the wind gauge set up during the jump.

Some 1,500 athletes from 49 teams from throughout the country took part in the competition officiated by Youth and Sports Minister Phoong Jin Zhe on the opening day while the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Yusrie Abdullah was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony. 


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