BANGI: Wushu scored big for their eight-medal haul at the World Championships in China last month.
The Wushu Federation of Malaysia (WFM) were handed a cheque for RM444,000 from the National Sports Council to be distributed to the medallists during the SEA Games flag handing-over ceremony at a hotel in Bangi yesterday.
In men’s taoulu, Chuah Shangyang (pic) bagged a gold medal (xingyiquan) while Wong Weng Son won three silvers in changquan, jianshu and qiangshu.
In the taijiquan, Loh Choon How bagged a bronze.
Their women exponents Tan Cheong Min won a gold (nandao) and a silver (nanquan). In the duilian, she partnered Phoon Eyin and Loh Ying Ting for another silver.
“Our athletes have never failed to contribute medals when they go for any major competition, ” said their president Datuk Chong Kim Fatt.
“We are grateful to the government, National Sports Council and the Youth and Sports Ministry for the recognition.
“We hope this incentive will spur our athletes to make the country proud at the SEA Games.”
Tenpin bowling was the second biggest winner with RM360,000 after the six gold, one silver and four bronze medal haul at the Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships also in October.
Para athletics came in third with RM168,000 for its achievements at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai earlier this month.
LIST OF WINNERS
1. Wushu: RM444,000,2. Tenpin Bowling: RM360,000,3. Para Athletics: RM168,000,4. Para Cycling: RM140,400,5. Lawn Bowls and Powerlifting: RM108,000,6. Para Badminton: RM72,000,7. Cycling: RM59,935,8. Diving: RM48,000,9. Para Archery: RM42,000,10. Bodybuilding: RM37,500,11. Waterski: RM28,850,12. Men’s hockey: RM26,000,13. Netball: RM18,000,14. Karate: RM8,000,15. Weightlifting: RM9,600.
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