KELANTAN claimed their third gold medal in the boys’ rugby 7s after thrashing neighbours Terengganu 19-0 in the final at the Perak Rugby Stadium.
Kelantan had won the gold at the 2011 and 2013 editions when the Malaysia Games (Sukma) was hosted in Kuala Lumpur.
Skipper Mohd Azwan Zuwairi Mat Zizi said he was glad to continue his state’s proud tradition in the sport.
“Rugby 7s was not contested in the previous Sukma (in Sarawak), so I’m glad to see the sport make its return to the Games,” said the 20-year-old.
“Winning the gold is a dream for a small state like us. The score may look lopsided but Terengganu gave us a tough fight. It’s just that our game plan worked well during the game.
“I need to thank everyone who supported us all the way to the final.”
Negri Sembilan took the bronze after beating Federal Territories 21-14.
Meanwhile, Sabah created history after winning the girls’ final with a 31-0 thrashing of Selangor. The girls’ event is contested for the first time in the Sukma. Kedah bagged the bronze after a 21-0 win over Johor.