GRIT plus perseverance plus sportsmanship – this has once again proven to be the winning formula adopted by Inti College's sportsmen and sportswomen, who emerged overall champions for the third consecutive year at the Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (Mapcu) Sports Tournament 2002.
A total of 17 private colleges and universities vied for the challenge trophy through 13 sports events held over a period of nine months.
Since 2000, Inti has been the champion. Its main opponents for the past three years –Sunway College and Help Institute – only managed to clinch 48 and 34 points, respectively, this year, while Inti College scored 70 points.
One of Inti’s international students, Rioba Douglas Kamanda from Kenya, clocked the fastest time in the road relay event.
Other participating teams were Taylor’s College, Ikram College of Technology, International Medical University, Malaysia France Institute, Nilai College, Monash University Malaysia, Kemayan ATC, APIIT, SIT, KDU College, Kolej Bandar Utama, SAL College Kuala Lumpur, Inti College Subang Jaya and ALAM.
Inti College senior vice-president Dr Lee Fah Onn said the college's achievement reflects its commitment and dedication to holistic education.
“This trophy is certainly a reflection of the blood, sweat and tears of the team who gave all they’ve got,” said Inti's sports executive officer Lim Boon Hooi.