PETALING JAYA: National bodybuilder Syarul Mike Mahen’s Hari Raya Aidifitri windfall will be used to fund his preparation for two major assignments for the year.
The Kuala Lumpur local received RM15,000 from the Athletes’ Incentive Scheme (Shakam) after winning a gold medal at the 49th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Tashkent and a silver medal at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Bangkok last year.
Syarul is the highest earner among the 33 national athletes who received the incentives, totalling RM262,062.50, from Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaludin at the National Sports Council (NSC) on Monday.
The 42-year-old said he would use the incentive for the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (Mr Asia) in Bhutan in August and the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (Mr World) in Pattaya in November.
“I need to thank the Youth and Sports Ministry, National Sports Council (NSC), National Sports Institute (NSI), Malaysian Body Building Federation (MBBF) and my sponsors Celebrity Fitness and Graduan Bersatu for their support,” said Syarul.
THE INCENTIVE WINNERS
Bodybuilding: Malvern Abdullah RM8,750; Mohd Syarul Azman Mahen RM15,000; Buda Anak Anchah RM2,250; Muhammad Roszaimi Abdul Rani RM1,500.
Karate : Syakila Salni Jefri Krisnan RM12,916.65; Shree Sharmini Segaran RM12,916.65; Priya Shankari Hari Shankar RM2,916.70; Lim Chee Wei RM10,000; Celine Lee Xin Yi RM7,500; Hoe Thomson RM5,000; Emmanuel Leong Theng Kuang RM5,000; Leong Tze Wai RM5,000.
Shooting: Muslifah Zulkifli RM10,000.
Athletics: Khairul Hafiz Jantan RM12,500; Kirthana Ramasamy RM6,562.50; Mohd Rizzuan Haizad Muhammad RM7,500; Noor Shafie Mohd Noor RM4,000; Badrul Hisyam Adbul Manap RM1,000; Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi RM1,000; Asnawi Hashim RM1,000; Noor Eewan Syafiqah Mohd Sabri RM2,000.
Malaysian Rugby Union: RM40,000.
Squash: Delia Arnold RM10,000; Rachel Arnold RM10,000; Teh Min Jie RM10,000; S. Sivasangari RM10,000.
Taekwondo: Chew Wei Yan RM3,333.33; Kok Jun Ee RM3,333.33; Yong Jin Kun RM3,333.34.
Sailing: Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy RM10,000; Ahmad Latif Khan Ali Sabri Khan RM3,000; Nur Syazrin Mohd Latif RM3,750.
Paralympic cycling: Muhammad Afiq Afify Rizan RM2,875; Mohamad Hafiz Mohamed Sufian RM2,875; Muhammad Amin Najmi Ramzi RM1,375; Muhamad Khairul Adha Rasol RM1,375.
Wheelchair fencing: Muhammad Adam Salleh RM5,000; Mohamad Azrul Shaharuddin RM5,000; Abd Rahman Razali RM1,250; Noazizan Mohamad RM1,250.