KUCHING, June 24: Malaysian Games (Sukma) shooter Stephanie Sim Shu Ming passed away on Tuesday (June 21) due to a stroke.
According to a source, the 19-year-old Sarawakian first suffered a stroke on June 16, went into a coma, and was hospitalised at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).
Her remains were buried at Nirvana Memorial Park in Bau this morning.
Sim was listed for the Women’s 10M Air Pistol individual, team and mixed team, and Women’s 25m Pistol individual and mixed team events for the 20th Sukma.
Her last training with the Sarawak Sukma shooting squad was on June 11.
At Sukma Perak in 2018, Stephanie won the bronze medals in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol team and Women’s 25m Pistol team events.
Her older sister, Selina Sim Shu Siang, is also a member of the Sukma squad, where she will be competing in the Rifle events.
Sarawak Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu was present to pay his last respects to Sim on Tuesday.
He said his ministry, Sarawak Sports Corporation, and Sarawak Sports Council extended their deepest sympathy and condolences to Sim’s family.
“Stephanie was a dedicated shooter and team player. Her untimely passing is a great loss to Sarawak. May her soul rest in peace,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday (June 23). — DayakDaily