TUESDAY, 26 JANUARY – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) contingent won its first gold medal at the Higher Education Institutions Sports Championship (SUKIPT) 2016 that started on 24 January, through Taekwondo.
The medal was contributed by Raymond Toh Meng Hui, Ahmady Radi and Lee Kim Qin through Poomsae Men Team.
With a total score of 6.98 points collected by the three strong individual, they ousted their closest rival from HELP University who collected 6.56 points to take the second spot.
The success saw UMS Taekwondo team winning the gold medal in the category for the third time in a row since 2012.
The bronze medal was won by the team from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UteM).
The achievement was also fueled by the UMS Taekwondo Women Team who showed excellent performance in the same event.
UMS team represented by Cheong Pui Siong, Goh Chai Loon and Fiona Ng Wen Yah had to be contended with a silver medal after losing narrowly with 6.75 points to the team from HELP University who took home the gold medal, collecting 6.97 points.
UMS also outshone their opponents in the Poomsae Mixed Category represented by Ahmady Radi and Cheong Pui Siong by clinching the gold medal, thus achieving their mission.
Held at several venues sporting venues in Johor Bharu, SUKIPT 2016 hosted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), the championship is participated by a number of universities from neighbouring countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos.
UMS participates in 10 out of the 25 sports contested; taekwondo, silat, athletics, karate, volleyball, fencing, badminton, petanque, lawn bowl and ten-pin bowling. – MA (fl)
Photo Credit: Eddy Jamilih, UMS Sports Centre