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Sabah represented by 62-member squad
Published on: Saturday, December 02, 2023
By: GL Oh
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Sabah represented by 62-member squad
The State deaf sports contingent with Fairuz (seated third left) and other officials after the ceremony.
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah will be represented by a 62-member squad for the 21st Sopma (Malaysia Deaf Sports) to be held in Kuala Lumpur starting Sunday (December 3).

The nine-day competition will see them participating in five disciplines namely athletics, football, futsal, tenpin bowling and badminton.

At the previous games held in Perak in 2018, the Sabah contingent participated in only three sports and managed to finish second overall behind Federal Territory with six golds, seven silvers and eight bronzes.

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ellron Angin congratulated the athletes selected to represent the State in his speech delivered by his assistant Datuk Fairuz Renddan during the State flag handing over ceremony held at the Youth and Sports Department in Putatan on Friday.

He is confident that with the bigger number of athletes this time, the contingent will be able to perform better with sheer determination and discipline.

He urged the athletes and officials to be united as “one contingent” and must practice an open attitude to avoid any misunderstanding or disputes among themselves.

The Minister also expressed his appreciation to the executive committee, Sabah Sports Council and the Youth and Sports Department as well as all those involved in forming the State team.

Meanwhile, also present at the ceremony were Youth and Sports Department director Apui Jan, Sabah Sports Council director Asneh Mohd Noor, his deputy Alissa Apha and other top officials.

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