Sarawak athletes score 106 gold, 58 silver, 34 bronze medals in 2022 in nat’l, int’l events

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 30: Athletes from Sarawak have accumulated altogether 106 gold, 58 silver and 34 bronze medals in this year’s national, international championships, tournaments and meets.

Minister for Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this during his ministerial winding-up speech in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting at the DUN Complex here today.

At the national level, he named gold medal divers Jonechole Wesley, Samuel Ching Shi Yen, Fabian Anderson, Brayden Wong, Muhammad Nur Mustaqin, Muhammad Anieq Hamizie, Muhammad Tiftazani Fakhrullah, Muhammad Hijri Rayyan, Haizatul Husna, Veelofa Dyana, Siti Nurul Jannah, Nur Ikmas Darwisyah, Trisya Ann Voon, Nur Fatehah Syuhada, Angelica Jody, Adni Naurah Safiyya and Fabianna Anderianna, who aced the MAS/ Milo/ Sport Excel Age Group Diving 2022 event held in Wilayah Persekutuan.

National junior badminton player Jack Huong, golden shooter Joseph Chai, archers Josiah Hong, Amy Wong, Joey Tan and Supang Yahya, cyclists Mohamad Faris and Yohanes Larenza Meahian as well as squash athlete Harith Daniel were also among those contributing to Sarawak’s gold medals.

Meanwhile, at the international level, Abdul Karim applauded shot putt athlete Jonah Chang Rigan, bodybuilders Buda Anchah and Dr Malvern Abdullah, Muay Thai champions Johan Ghazali Zulfikar and Elias Ghazali Zulfikar, and archer Bryson Ting Tiew Luing for their excellent results in their respective games.

Not forgetting the para athletes, Abdul Karim also named Sarawak’s pride, weightlifter Bonnie Bunyau Gustin, swimmers Muhammad Nur Syaiful Zulkafli, Mohd Adib Iqbal Abdullah and Fraidden Dawan, archer Wiro Julin, powerlifter Nicodemus Manggoi and Bryan Junency Gustin as well as hearing impaired tenpin bowlers Siw Sing Hie and Siong Mui Hong. — DayakDaily