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Sukma athletes urged to stay disciplined, driven
Published on: Thursday, December 28, 2023
By: GL Oh
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Sukma athletes urged to stay disciplined, driven
Shahelmey (back 3rd left) poses with the Putatan women’s hockey team after the presentation on Wednesday.
Kota Kinabalu: Athletes from the Putatan district called up for next year’s Malaysian Games (Sukma) 2024 in Sarawak are urged to stay disciplined and train hard in preparation for the biennial games.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Shahelmey Yahya who is also Member of Parliament for Putatan made the call during the incentives presentation to the district’s Sabah Games (Saga) medal winners in Putatan on Wednesday.

“Those selected must carry out their responsibility in training and maintain their discipline so that they will be able to produce winning medals for the state in the Malaysian Games scheduled to be held in August next year,” he said.

He added that the incentives given were to inspire the winning athletes and also as rewards for their achievement.

“There is the culture that we want to cultivate in Putatan not only to reward those excellence in sports but also in education.”

He also congratulated the Putatan contingent for the successful outing and thanked the coaches, management team and the working committee for their commitment throughout the competition.

Meanwhile , the Putatan contingent finished in 19th position at the biennial games with three gold, four silver and 14 bronze medals.

The gold medals came from the women’s hockey team, petanque mixed doubles event and the men’s 3,000 steeplechase event.

Silver medals from the men’s 1,500m, pencak silat women class E (65-70kg), tennis men’s singles and  wushu changquan , while the bronzes delivered  by the men’s basketball ball team , E sport tekker, golf (men’s individual & men’s team) ,  karate (women’s -55kg), muaythai ( men’s 67-71 kg),  long jump (men), pencak silat- men’s class I (85-90kg), men’s class B (50-55kg), women’s class B (50-55kg), petanque (women’s singles & women’s triples), table tennis (women’s singles), rugby (men).

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