Sukma XX: Archers Natasha, Hong add another gold for Sarawak

Sarawak archers Natasha and Hong won gold in Sukma XX. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)

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KUCHING, Sept 21: Sarawak archers Natasha Mohd Shahruddin and Josiah Hong Xiang Win won gold in the compound mixed team event at the 20th Malaysia Games (Sukma XX) at Universiti Sains Islam (USIM) Stadium today.

In diving, Bertrand Rhodict Lises bagged the silver medal in the men’s 3m springboard event.

Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was in Kuala Lumpur today to visit and give moral support to the Sarawak swimming team at Bukit Jalil National Aquatics Centre.

He was accompanied by Sukma Sarawak chef-de-mission Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu, deputy chef-de-mission Nancy Jolhi and chef-de-mission for swimming and diving Dato Sri Huang Tiong Sii.

Sarawak diving queen Dato Pandelela Rinong Pamg was also present.

Abdul Karim (third left) together with Pandelela (third right) visiting the Sarawak diving and swimming team. Also seen are (from right) Huang and Gerald. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)

Sarawak’s shooting team comprising Daphanie Adrienne Steven, Selina Sim Shu Siang and Siti Nur Aisyah Mazlan took home the bronze medals in the women’s team 50-metre rifle 3 positions event.

Meanwhile, Lydia Liong Tng En and Jancy Ceria Odau contributed another bronze medal through the women’s doubles event in tennis.

In weightlifting, Marthini Chan bagged the silver medal in the women’s 55kg event.

Yesterday, Sarawakian bowlers Musayyar Khalid and Nur Aina Kamalia Abdul Ayub felled 2,452 pins to win the gold in the mixed doubles event at Sunway Mega Lanes.

They beat the team from Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur who took the silver medal with a total score of 2,421 pins.

With today’s results so far, Sarawak’s overall medal tally stands at 16 gold, 21 silver and 29 bronze. — DayakDaily

Sarawakian bowlers Musayyar and Nur Aina biting their gold medals. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)