Emotions run high on the lawn for Nurnajwa

LAWN bowler Ain Nurnajwa Norhisham was visibly emotional after winning the women’s pairs gold with Nur Nadhirah Azmi in the Malaysia Games (Sukma).

The Perlis duo thrashed Kedah’s Nurul Alia Fitrah Mohamad Ali-Athirah Mohd Rodzi 24-5 at the Lawn Bowls Complex in Bukit Kiara yesterday.

Nurnajwa revealed that she had been playing with an injury, hence her emotions after the match.

“Before the Games, I injured my left knee. It was a soft tissue injury. But I mustered the courage to push myself and that sacrifice led to the gold with Nadhirah,” she said.

“We also learnt that we were the last gold medal winners for Perlis at this Games. This is our final appearance, so it’s good to end on a sweet note. Now I can focus on my recovery.

“In the last Sukma, we got silver, so it’s nice to go one step better. I want to dedicate this win to my parents, managers, coaches and also the state sports council.”

Nadirah is hopeful that their performance will be noticed.

“The aim is to make the national team. We will participate in open tournaments to continue with our efforts to impress the national selectors.”

Meanwhile, Terengganu’s Mohd Idham Amin Ramlan beat Johor’s Amirul Danial Abdul Rahim 21-13 in the men’s singles final.

The other winners yesterday were the Terengganu quartet of Mohd Aiman Harith Abdul Aziz, Mohd Farhan Haikal Jamaluddin, Mohd Iimam Hariff and Wan Mohd Haikal Wan Ruzali in the men’s fours and Perak’s Aleena Ahmad Nawawi, Nor Azzahara Abd Razak and Suriani Rosli (women’s triples).

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