FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) aims to collect six gold medals at the Higher Education Institutions Sports Championship (SUKIPT) 2016 to be held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor, starting 29 January.
Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah disclosed that UMS will participate in 11 events this year and hoped to create history thus improving the medal tally and improve our position at the championship.
“UMS places all hopes and confidence on you all, compete in a sporting spirit and give your best to uplift the university’s name,” he urged.
His speech was read by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni UMS, Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali yesterday at the Meeting Session and handing-over of the contingent flag, at the Gallery, Chancellery Building, UMS.
A total of 50 athletes will head to UTM on 24 January to compete in the Taekwondo Poomsae, Taekwondo Kyorugi, Athletics, Bowling, Badminton, Karate-do, Fencing, Pencak Silat, Petanque, Lawn Bowl and Volleyball (Men).
Besides the handing-over of flag, an oath-taking ceremony was also held and read by the head of contingent, Max Anzie Jetol.
Also present were the Director of Sport Centre UMS, Mohd. Asyraaf Abdullah and Head of the Student Affairs Department, Azmi Jumat. – (fl)
Photo: Musaab Umair