Saturday, December 14

CHMS No.3 sports stars shine bright

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Lee poses with (from left, back row) Tan Tyng, Julian Chong and (from left, front row) Sammi Tay, Stephanie Ngu and Edison Wong. — Photo courtesy of Lee Chee Beng

KUCHING: Chung Hua Middle School (CHMS) No. 3 students have continued to shine in various sports in the national competitions.

Among the notable achievements were form three student Sammi Tay Yuen Ning who won the Girls Cadet team gold, doubles gold and singles silver at the recently concluded national table tennis championship.

In the MSSM table tennis championship, Sammi also won the girls team gold and girls doubles silver.

Also doing well at the national table tennis championship was Sammi’s elder brother Dickson Tay Guan Keat, a form five student who won the bronze medal in the Boys Junior doubles.

Another form five student Tan Tyng continued to show her prowess in swimming when she splashed to five gold and one silver medals in the 7th SIPMA Games.

The gold medals were won in the Girls 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly, three relay events while the silver was won in the 100m freestyle.

Tan also won two bronze medals in the MSSM swimming championship earlier this year.

Julian Chong Haw Wei, who is studying in form six this year, was a member of the Sarawak boys team who won the gold medal in the MSSM basketball championship.

Meanwhile, Sukma athlete Stephanie Ngu Chai Ern, a form one student, added more silverware to her trophy cabinet when she won two silver medals in changquan and qiangshu as well as a bronze medal in jianshu at the National Wushu Championship in Penang recently.

She also won one gold and one silver in the KPM Wushu Championship in Kuala Lumpur in March this year.

Apart from that, Stephanie is also one of the Sarawak Sukma XIX shadow team members who went for a training/exposure stint in Fukien, China last month to prepare for the Perak Sukma next year.

Stephanie’s teammate, who is a form two student Edison Wong Sing Yen, finished fifth in Wu style taijiquan and was placed sixth in the 42-style taijijian in the national wushu meet.

CHMS principal Lee Chee Beng was extremely pleased with the achievements of the students, saying that the school placed equal focus on developing the students both academically and in sports.

“I have always encouraged my students to take part in sports and other extra-curricular activities to improve their confidence, discipline and sense of responsibility.

“From sports, the students also learn the importance of team work and adopt a good fighting spirit and along the way develop good personal traits as well as display their potential talents as a whole,” he added.