KUCHING: Southern Zone took over from Northern Zone as the new leaders of Sukan Sarawak (SukSar) 2017 at the end of the second day of competition yesterday.
The zone comprising Kuching, Samarahan and Serian, who were second on the first day with four gold, four silver and four bronze medals, went on a gold rush yesterday to capture 22 gold, 16 silver and 13 bronze medals.
They topped the medals table with 26 gold, 20 silver and 15 bronze medals.
In yesterday’s competition, Southern Zone reaped 12 golds in athletics and para athletics, 12 golds in swimming and para swimming as well as two golds in cycling.
With eight golds offered in swimming yesterday, Southern Zone captured five while three were delivered by Tan Tyng in the women’s 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly, two by Hii Puong Hou while Mandy Teo and Tan Choon Fatt delivered one gold each.
Tah has emerged as the swimmer who has won the most number of four golds, the other gold having won in the women’s 50m freestyle on Thursday.
First day leaders Northern Zone (Miri, Bintulu, Limbang) continued to do well in the Games and currently sit second in the medals table with 21 gold, 16 silver and 10 bronze medals.
They are a force to be reckoned in weightlifting after bagging four golds, with Adryan Jhana Silo and Mohamad Akmal Manja winning two golds each.
Northern Zone have also won nine golds in athletics and four golds in para athletics.
Central Zone comprising Sibu, Mukah and Kapit jumped from last to third place with their haul of six golds, 17 silvers and eight bronzes.
At the bottom of the table are Western Zone (Betong, Sri Aman, Sarikei) with six golds, four silvers and nine bronzes.