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Proud moment for family: (From left)Nooraini, Muhammad Akif, Nur Amirah, Muhammad Hariz and Azman Azmi posing after the Inter-School Tenpin Bowling championship at the Penang Bowl.
HARD work paid off for the Azman siblings at the Penang Inter-Schools Tenpin Bowling championship at Penang Bowl.
The trio of Nur Amirah Auni Azman, Muhammad Akif Afif
Azman and 10-year-old sensation Muhammad Hariz Adlan Azman had been undergoing weekly workouts at the Mega-lanes Bowl in Seberang Prai.
All the work was worth it in the end as they helped their schools to honours.
Sixteen-year-old Nur Amirah, a national youth kegler, effectively teamed up with her younger brother Muhammad Akif and Syawani Mohd Annuar to power SMK Seberang Jaya 1 to the Inter-team crown.
The team obtained a combined score of 1,577 pins.
Muhammad Hariz was not to be outdone.
The Year Four lad, who already rolled his way to two gold medals and a bronze at the Penang
School’s Individual challenge in April, teamed up with Muhammad Aiman Mohd Khairudin and Muhammad Syahzani Mohd Ramdza to help SK Pauh Jaya to the second spot.
The second-placed trio, all 12 years old and under, posted a combined score of 1,446 pins to beat senior rivals, the majority of whom were secondary school students.
SMK Bukit Jambul’s trio in Jeffery Lim Lai Tat, Muhammad Iffat Nabil and Ainaa Alyaa Zulamri took the bronze with their combined score of 1,391 pins.
SMK Seberang Jaya 1 teacher in charge Salmiah Ismail, who incidentally is Syawani’s mother, was elated with their success in retaining the Penang School’s inter-team crown.
“It is really not easy. To be able to retain the title we won last year and with the same three bowlers is indeed a big feat,” said Salmiah after their victory.
“Together with my daughter Syawani, the Azman siblings played key roles in helping to bring bowling glory to SMK Seberang Jaya.”
But what makes the three Azman siblings tick despite their tender age?
Nur Amirah paid tribute to the strong influence of their mother Nooraini Abdul Rahman who spurred them to take up the sport seriously.
Though a teacher by profession, Nooraini’s love for bowling saw
her taking up the challenge to serve in the Penang Tenpin Bowling Federation (PTBPP) as vice-president.
Her commitment automatically resulted in a busy schedule, leading to her children spending numerous hours at bowling alleys with her as well.
With strong support from the siblings’ father Azman Azmi, it was
not a surprise when the children bloomed as bowling talents.
Nur Amirah, the eldest, has been
in the national youth side for the last two years.
She featured prominently in the recent PBAP Bavida Storm International Classic in Manila.
Talking on more than 40 participants in the Under-18 tournament, she emerged the best female finisher in the 10th spot. The first nine finishers were all boys.
Then, when she moved on to Anchol, Jakarta, to participate in
the 11th Indonesian International Open Tenpin Bowling championship, she emerged the winner in the Open event.
She also won three gold medals in the Penang Schools (MSSPP) championship and the bronze from the Malaysian Schools Individual championship.
“Now, the latest gold coming from this Inter-Team challenge will surely serve as a good morale boost ahead of her Sukma (Malaysia Games) assignment in Kangar next year,” said proud mum Nooraini.
Nooraini’s 14-year-old son Muhammad Akif was equally impressive in his campaign at the MSSPP championship.
Featuring in the Under-15 category, he roped in two gold medals and a bronze.
Both he and his sister were adjudged the Best Achiever in the MSSPP challenge.
The latest Penang Inter-Schools challenge will surely not be the last tournament to cover the Azman siblings with glory.
1. SMK Seberang Jaya 1 (1,577 pins): Sywani Mohd Annuar (476 pins), Nur Amirah Azman (595 pins), Muhammad Akif Afif (506 pins).
2. SK Pauh Jaya (1,446 pins): Muhammad Syaza Aiman Mohd Khairudin (391 pins), Muhammad Syahzani Mohd Ramdza (483 pins), Muhammad Hariz Adlan Azman (572 pins).
3. SMK Bukit Jambul (1,391 pins): Jeffery Lim Lai Tat (467 pins), Muhammad Iffat Nabil (415 pins), Ainaa Alyaa Zulamri (509 pins).
4. SM Teknik Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra (1,332 pins): Muhamad Aidiel Albakri Mustafa Albakri (573 pins), Muhamad Alif Gazman (336 pins), Muhammad Ridwan Syahmi (423 pins).
5. SMK Seberang Jaya (1,311 pins): Muhamad Mustaqim Jaluddin (394 pins), G. Thurai Raj (406 pins), Nur Amelia Hani Annas Goh (511 pins).
6. Penang Free School (1,178 pins): Ooi Wee Lee (400 pins), Sharankumar (328 pins), Shazril Idham Shaharudin (450 pins).
7. SJK(C) Chong Cheng (1,141 pins): Chuah Shan Yu (450 pins), Tay Weng Lim (282 pins), Melissa Khong Xia Yi (409 pins).
8. SK Bertam Indah (1,107 pins): Nurul Izzah Mohd Nizar (353 pins), Nur Syazwani Afifah Kamsan (423 pins), Nur Aliah Izzati Mohamad Hafiz (331 pins).
9. SK Bertam Indah (993 pins): Muhammad Khairil Hakimie Shazril Khairy (401 pins), Muhammad Ammar Mohd Fauzi (317 pins), Wan Ahmad Qayyim Wan Yazman (275 pins);
10. Penang Free School (959 pins): Uwais Abdul Malik (421 pins), Muhammad Khalid Asmawi (252 pins), Muhamad Faiz Danial Mohd Fauzi (286 pins).
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