Home > Sport > Other Sports
Wednesday March 26, 2014 MYT 9:06:00 PM
Wednesday March 26, 2014 MYT 9:13:42 PM
by mervin menon
National para athlete Nasharuddin Mohamad, receiving the mock cheque from Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, was the biggest incentive recipient for his efforts in last year's Asean Para Games in Myanmar. - RAYMOND OOI/ The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: National diver Ooi Tze Liang and national para games runner Nasharuddin Mohamad were the biggest gainers from the Athletes Incentive Scheme for the SEA Games and Asean Para Games when they took home RM40,000 and RM43,000 respectively.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Wednesday presented the incentives to all athletes who achieved outstanding performances at the two multi-sports events in Myanmar last year.
Under the incentive, each athlete receives RM20,000 for their first gold medal and RM10,000 for the following gold medals. Athletes who break meet records receive an additional RM1,000.
Tze Liang won three gold medals in the individual 3m springboard, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro events. Nasharuddin also won three gold medals - for the men’s 100m, 200m and 400m in the T20 category. The latter also broke three meet records in the process.
“I am very happy to receive this incentive. I will continue working hard to improve my performances. My aim for this year is to do well at the Commonwealth and Asian Games. I am confident of returning home with gold medals,” said Ooi.
In all, 84 Myanmar SEA Games athletes received RM985,000 in incentive, while 36 Asean Para Games athletes received RM858,000, for a grand total of RM1.8mil.
“We are glad that the Malaysian contingent to the SEA Games exceeded their target of 40 gold medals which was initially set by the National Sports Council (NSC). They took home a total of 43 gold, 38 silvers and 76 bronzes, ranking fifth in the overall standings,” said Khairy.
He added that the para athletes also did not disappoint when they took home 50 gold, 49 silver and 40 bronze medals. They too met the NSC target, and ranked third in the overall standings.
Tags / Keywords:
Ooi Tze Liang, youth, sport, minister, SEA Games, para games, Khairy Jamaluddin, Nasharuddin Mohamad
Eight is the number for diving coach Zhuliang
Ex-StarSport editor Danker passes away
Clear the air, 1MDB urged
MCA Youth shocked by 'alarming' WSJ report on 1MDB funds transfer
‘Tricky’ Aaliyah makes final in world championships
Boxers Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes best paid celebrity list
Spartan Race to be the main attraction for National Sports Day
Twelve thousand people to carry Olympic torch in Brazil
Bad day for Aaliyah in tricks final
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
State’s heritage on parade
Yen bags ‘Star Wars VIII’ film
Taxi drivers volunteer by taking autistic kids on outings
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)