IN a show of appreciation for the state’s athletes, the Penang government presented them with RM187,000 in incentives under its Skim Kemenangan Sukan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (Skimas).
Among the receipients was Youth Olympic Games
badminton champion Goh Jin Wei, who won the women’s singles title at the event in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Goh received RM30,000 in incentives.
Meanwhile, hockey player Muhammad Amirul Hamizan received RM4,500 for his success.
A total of RM49,500 was also presented to 10 athletes under the Malaysian Deaf Sports Association (MSDeaf)
They won four gold, seven silver and six bronze medals at the 20th Malaysian Deaf Sports (Sopma) event.
Meanwhile, under the Penang Disabled Persons Sports and Recreation Association (Pesron), 19 former athletes who represented Penang at the Perak Sukma last year were given a total of RM103,000 in incentives.
They bagged 13 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze medals.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who presented the incentives, said the state was highly appreciative of the victories of the athletes and para athletes.
“We are proud of their success and we hope they will continue to achieve more greatness in the coming years,” said Chow during a press conference in Komtar, George Town, recently.
Also present to congratulate the athletes was state youth and sports committee chairman Soon Lip Chee.
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