Deaf athletes achieve medal success at Perak bowling championship despite financial struggles

SDSA Tenpin bowling team in a group photo when participating in a bowling championship in Perak.

By Dayak Daily Team

KUCHING, July 3: Despite their achievements, Sarawak Deaf Sports Association (SDSA) expressed concerns over the lack of financial assistance, particularly for training sessions and participation in the recent tournament.

In a statement today, SDSA stated that their team had not received any support despite numerous requests and still relies on donations from the public to cover the expenses of upcoming tournaments.


In more positive news, the team performed admirably, securing the runner-up spot in the overall medal tally at the 2024 Malaysian Open Tenpin Bowling Championship for the Deaf, held at Ampang Superbowl Seri Iskandar in Perak, from June 27 to 30.

SDSA announced that their athlete, Siw Sing Hie, won gold in the individual women’s category.

Siw also claimed a silver medal in the women’s doubles category, partnering with Sia Chew Ing.

The women’s team event saw Siw winning another silver medal, bringing her total to two silvers, while Sia also earned her second silver.
Nurul Farhanna Wahab and Maggie Paya Udau each contributed a silver medal as well.

Additionally, Siw secured a bronze medal in the women’s all-events category.

In the men’s doubles event, SDSA athletes Lau Yok Lok, Hillary Mupug, Agan Ballang Kapong, and Abang Muhammad Fakhri Abang Kamarudin won a bronze medal.

In the individual events, Sia Chiew Ing, Mohamad Fakhri Abang Kamarudin, and Agan Ballang Kapong achieved top 10 rankings.

The Sarawak team was accompanied by their team manager Frederick Apoi and team secretariat Aldric Ali. — DayakDaily