Aussie stint for Sarawak Sukma athletes


  • Nation
  • Friday, 13 May 2005

KUCHING: Sarawak is preparing its athletes for next year’s Sukan Malaysia (Sukma) by sending them to compete in the Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia. 

Twenty-three athletes and eight coaches will be taking part in the biennial games along with contingents from 35 other nations, including the United States, China and Australia.  

The Sarawak team will take part in seven of the 31 events in the week-long competition beginning today, namely, bowling, taekwondo, weightlifting, athletics, swimming, table tennis and gymnastics. 

Sarawak won nine gold, 15 silver and seven bronze medals in the 2001 games to emerge runner-up after Australia. The state did not take part in the 2003 games. 

State Social Development and Urbanisation Minister Datuk William Mawan Ikom, who will be in Darwin to give moral support to the athletes, said:  

“The ministry is fully committed to upgrading the standard of sports.  

“We have the resources, technical expertise and talent to become a sports powerhouse,” he added.  

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Nation

Covid-19: Cases up by 1,075, bringing total to 69,095 (updated daily)
Economists: Get the people to spend
Business sector prefers targeted MCO in selected areas
‘Extension needed in Sabah’
Zoo Negara has enough funds for the next half year but must prepare contingency plan, says Natural Resources Minister
Two high school friends from Ranau reunite at Universiti Teknologi Petronas after six years apart
Transport Ministry committed to helping the disabled, says Dr Wee
Floods: Number of evacuees in Terengganu rises, situation improves in Perak and Kelantan
Transport Ministry ready to help army veterans, says Dr Wee
Appeal by 33 people including Sabah CM over dissolution of state assembly withdrawn

Stories You'll Enjoy